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True-crime writer Ann Rule sues Seattle newspaper

July 23, 2013 • Entertainment


File – This July 2004 file photo shows true-crime author Ann Rule, near the Green River outside Seattle, Wash. Rule is suing a weekly Seattle newspaper, claiming she was defamed by a 2011 article written by the fiance of a convicted killer. (AP Photo/Seattle Times, Betty Udeson) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT USA TODAY OUT

SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime author Ann Rule is suing a weekly Seattle newspaper, saying she was defamed in 2011 when the fiance of a convicted killer wrote a lengthy article accusing her of “sloppy storytelling.”

The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court last week, is the latest twist in a long-running feud precipitated by Rule’s book about Liysa Northon, an Oregon woman who served 12 years in Login to read more

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