Swaim murder trial


Dawn Soles testifies in Wenatchee Court
WENATCHEE -- The long awaited first-degree murder trial here of Bernard "Bernie" Swaim of Sultan came to a week one conclusion: No verdict. At the end of Friday, Sept. 1 proceedings, the prosecution's star  witness Dawn Soles was still testifying on cross examination from defense attorney Nick...
Chelan County Prosecutor Doug Shae
WENATCHEE - A 14-person jury was selected Tuesday, August 29 in the first degree murder trial of 60-year-old Bernard Swaim of Sultan. Swaim is alleged to have killed 30-year-old Stephen Smith of Cashmere in 1982. Smith's body has never been recovered. The jury consists of nine women and five men....

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