The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi94° Sunny

Tonight

Lo67° Clear

Wednesday

Hi94° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo66° Clear

Thursday

Hi91° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi86° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Supreme Court sides with defendant in orchard theft conviction

Send to Kindle
Print This

OLYMPIA — A Manson man convicted of stealing orchard equipment deserves a new trial to argue he was framed as part of a family feud, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Edwin Troy Hawkins, 48, sought a retrial after his 2009 Douglas County conviction for stealing two orchard tractors, saying he’d found new evidence pointing to a frame-up. Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss agreed, but prosecutors appealed and in 2011 the state Court of Appeals said the new trial was not warranted.

View my options or Sign in