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Two More Suspects In Police Custody In WSU Beating Case

Rally for David Warner

Two more suspects in the brutal beating of a professor at Washington State University in Pullman came forward to police Friday.

The two suspects have been released on the condition they don’t talk with other participants, go to bars or consume alcohol. Whitman County’s prosecutor is expected to file charges against all four suspects soon. Two are WSU students.

American studies professor David Warner is in serious, but stable, condition at a Spokane hospital following the March 30 beating.

Shawn Lamebull works in the office next door to Warner’s, and also sits in a Native American drum group with the professor. Lamebull says during Warner’s recovery, he’ll miss “his voice, whether it be on social media where he’s commenting on something, or at the drum where he’s there to really weld us together.”

So far several social media groups have sprung up, and about $18,000 has been raised for Warner.

On the Web:

David Warner Fundraiser
Facebook group: Rally for David Warner

Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.