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Woman’s family files federal lawsuit for Bay Area slaying

The family of a woman allegedly killed by a Mexican immigrant deported five times from the U.S. has filed a federal lawsuit against San Francisco County’s former sheriff, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the federal Bureau of Land Management.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Nation & World


Official: Oso couple was shot before being buried in hills

EVERETT — An Oso couple was shot before their bodies were buried in the hills near their home, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported Thursday.

Date: 05/26/2016 | Local News


Actor’s young son says he heard shots in killing of mom

LOS ANGELES — The 10-year-old son of an actor on trial for murder in the killing of his wife testified Wednesday that he heard his father tell her that she should run to heaven before shooting her twice in the legs in a hallway outside the boy’s bedroom.

Date: 05/25/2016 | Nation & World


Bodies found in remote grave

Man and woman believed to be missing Oso couple

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News


Gun seized in Seattle shooting traced to former deputy

SEATTLE — Officials say a gun allegedly carried by a man who was shot to death by Seattle police appears to have been bought by a former King County sheriff’s deputy in 2013.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest


Man sentenced to life in murder-for-hire scheme

SPOKANE — The mastermind of a murder-for-hire scheme that originated from business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to two consecutive life terms, intended to keep him in prison for the rest of his life.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest


Idaho man sentenced to life for shooting 3 people to death

MOSCOW, Idaho — A Moscow man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for a 2015 shooting spree in which he shot three people to death and wounded a fourth.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest


Battle Ground man accused of murdering 3-year-old boy

BATTLE GROUND — A 3-year-old boy has died of his injuries at a hospital, and his mother’s boyfriend is being held on investigation of first-degree murder.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest


Auburn man found guilty of killing roommate in 2014

TACOMA — A man charged with killing his roommate and burning the evidence along an Auburn road in 2014 has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest


Charges dropped in Skagit County landlord’s death

MOUNT VERNON — A man charged with killing his Skagit County landlord in 2012 has been found mentally unfit to stand trial.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Northwest


Woman charged in killing of Everett homeless man

EVERETT — A dispute over $300 apparently was behind the killing of a homeless man whose body was found in an Everett swamp April 7.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Local News


Lawyer: Double-murder suspect 'sympathetic with the family'

EVERETT — Tony Clyde Reed surrendered his freedom to U.S. Marshals last week so he could answer to the allegations against him, his attorney said Monday."My client is innocent of the first-degree murder charges," Ellensburg attorney James Kirkham said.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News


Murder trial for ‘Shield’ actor begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A murder trial began Monday for an actor who played a police officer on TV and is accused of shooting and killing his wife while their young children looked on two years ago in their Los Angeles home.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World


Judge sentences man to 30 years for Spokane assassination

SPOKANE — A federal judge has sentenced Timothy Suckow to 30 years in prison for the assassination of a Spokane businessman in a case that has ties to the North Dakota oil patch.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Northwest


Judge bars release of Oso double-murder records for now

EVERETT — Detectives investigating an apparent double murder near Oso won’t need to step away from their work and begin assembling case records for release to a couple of anonymous requesters — at least for now.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Local News


Oklahoma judge delays decision on beheading suspect’s plea request

NORMAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man’s request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Nation & World


Colorado movie theater isn’t liable for 2012 mass shooting

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The owner of a Colorado movie theater could not have prevented a 2012 shooting that killed 12 people, a jury decided Thursday after victims argued that lax security allowed for the attack.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Nation & World


Judge gives career criminal another chance to change

EVERETT — Heath Mitchell dodged a bullet Wednesday.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News


1 of 2 brothers accused in Oso deaths will return to Washington

EVERETT — Tony Clyde Reed, one of two brothers accused of killing an Arlington-area couple last month, soon will be heading back to Washington to face murder charges.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News


Woman convicted of killing 5-year-old son in 1991

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A Florida woman long suspected of killing her 5-year-old son 25 years ago was convicted Wednesday by a jury that apparently believed New Jersey prosecutors’ picture of her as a struggling young mother who murdered the boy because he had become a burden.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Nation & World


Former Arizona lawmaker becomes Alaska murder suspect

The plane swooped down into Excursion Inlet at sunset Sunday, the sound of its propellers carrying across the cold water and up the spruce-covered mountains before coming to a sputtering halt.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Northwest


Man couldn’t afford wife’s meds so he killed her, deputies say

William Hager had some coffee Monday, he told investigators.He reached out to his daughters.Then, he phoned 911.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Nation & World


County balks at unknown pair requesting murder case records

EVERETT — Snohomish County prosecutors want a judge to weigh in on whether detectives investigating the apparent killings of an Arlington-area couple need to divert attention from the case and instead respond...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News


Prosecutor on double-murder suspect: 'I'm hopeful he'll talk'

EVERETT — Double murder suspect Tony Clyde Reed could be returned to Snohomish County by the end of the week.Reed, 49, is expected to make a court appearance Wednesday in San Diego, California, in connection with a $5 million fugitive warrant issued out of Snohomish...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News


2 convicted of killing man who contacted daughter in Germany

BERLIN — A German court has convicted a couple and a friend of murder and sentenced them to life in prison for killing a man who had contacted their 12-year-old daughter on Facebook. They wrongly suspected him of being a pedophile.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World


1 suspect in Arlington couple’s murder surrrenders

EVERETT — One of two brothers sought in connection with the presumed killings of an Arlington-area couple surrendered to authorities Monday.Tony Clyde Reed, 49, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and booked into the San Diego County jail, said Shari...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News


Family seeks answers after Texas man’s headless body found

Twenty-four-year-old Jubal Alexander had been living in his pickup truck, parked under a farm-to-market road in southeast Texas, according to local news reports.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World


Inmate at Yakima jail found dead with upper body trauma

YAKIMA — Authorities say an inmate at the Yakima County jail was found dead with significant trauma to his upper body.The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release deputies were called to the jail Wednesday morning for a death.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Northwest


Man found fatally shot in Vancouver identified

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a man found dead in a Vancouver home on Monday died of multiple gunshot wounds.The Columbian reported that the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office says 31-year-old Fernando Cendejas-Pardo’s death was a homicide.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Northwest


Federal Way police chief: 3 fatal shootings ‘alarming’

SEATTLE — Police in Federal Way are urging residents to avoid going out late at night, especially in secluded areas, after a man jogging with his dog was killed in the city’s third fatal shooting in two days.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Northwest


DNA evidence leads to dropped murder charge in 1998 slaying

BALTIMORE — A man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1998 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl is expected to be released this week after new DNA testing showed that blood on the victim’s T-shirt did not match his.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Nation & World


Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter mentally incompetent

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Nation & World


Police: Mom helped capture murder suspect in Mexico

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A decade-long social media campaign by the vigilant mother of a fatal car-to-car shooting victim helped lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect in the 2006 killing, California authorities said Wednesday.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Nation & World


Federal Way police chief: 3 fatal shootings ‘alarming’

FEDERAL WAY — Police in Federal Way are urging residents to avoid going out late at night, especially in secluded areas, following the city’s third fatal shooting in a two-day span.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Northwest


Oregon woman accused of killing grandmother pleads not guilty

BEND, Ore. — An Oregon woman charged with murder in the death of her grandmother on New Year’s Eve has pleaded not guilty.Prosecutors say Angela Judd of Bend smothered Nada Bodholdt, 92, with a pillow in the nursing home where the grandmother was living.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Northwest


Teen charged in fatally shooting girlfriend in Burien

SEATTLE — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the shooting of his girlfriend.The Seattle Times reported that the teen was charged as an adult Monday with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Date: 05/09/2016 | Northwest


Murder charges filed in death of homeless Everett man

EVERETT — Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges in the killing of a homeless Everett man.James Archer, 46, was charged Friday in Snohomish County Superior Court. He is accused in the death of David Webster, 54.Webster died in early March and...

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News


Suspect arrested in D.C.-area for killing wife, 2 others

BETHESDA, Md. — Documents show the woman police say was killed by her estranged husband outside a Maryland high school had previously told authorities he threatened to harm her if she left him.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World


Cops seek killer of man who washed ashore in ‘cement shoes’

NEW YORK — Authorities are searching for the killer of a man whose body washed ashore in New York City wrapped in plastic garbage bags and wearing “cement shoes.”

Date: 05/05/2016 | Nation & World


17-year-old faces murder charge in shooting of teen girl in Burien

BURIEN — A 17-year-old male is facing a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old female at a Burien apartment complex.The King County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls of a shooting at the Spring Creek Apartments at about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Northwest


Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl’s kidnapping death

SHIPROCK, N.M. — A stranger who lured 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into his van with promises of watching a movie instead walked her into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation, a place known for its breathtaking views and a monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Nation & World


3 indicted in 2014 killing of Portland woman

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three men have been indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a pregnant Portland woman nearly two years ago.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Northwest


Mental illness at issue in Everett man’s alleged murder of grandmother

EVERETT — Shane Hathaway was delusional and hallucinating last year when he allegedly stabbed his 83-year-old grandmother to death and tried to kill his grandfather, according to a new forensic psychiatric evaluation.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News


Police say woman planned fatal beating of man in Everett

EVERETT — The woman portrayed herself to police as an innocent victim.Her reputation among others living in Everett's homeless camps was quite different.And now she stands accused of orchestrating the fatal beating of David...

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News


Man fatally stabbed at Spokane motel identified

SPOKANE — Authorities have identified the man stabbed to death at a Spokane motel on Friday.The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office says Robert Luis Hebert, 22, died of multiple stab wounds.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest


Man pleads innocent in death of elderly man pushed to ground

SEATTLE — A man has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter for allegedly throwing an 87-year-old man off balance and pushing him to the ground in Seattle.KIRO-TV reported that Brandon Graves-Benevides entered the plea in court Monday.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest


8 killed in 1982 Investor murders remembered in exhibit

BELLINGHAM — Does the time ever come when a community stops remembering a murdered group of its own? In the case of Blaine, possibly not.Almost 34 years ago, a Blaine fishing family, including two children, and four young crewmen were killed aboard the Investor, a...

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest


Closings begin in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer trial

LOS ANGELES — The “Grim Sleeper” trial was nearly over Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer targeting black women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic on the south side of Los Angeles.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Nation & World


Search for missing Oso couple ‘taxing’; suspects still at large

OSO — Efforts to find them have been exhaustive and exhausting.Over nine days starting April 13, Snohomish County Search and Rescue and trained volunteers from other groups spent more than 2,070 hours trying to recover an Arlington...

Date: 05/02/2016 | Local News


Man fatally stabbed at Spokane motel; suspect arrested

SPOKANE, Wash. — Police say they’ve arrested a 35-year-old man in the fatal stabbing of a man at a Spokane motel.Spokane police say they were called to a room at the West Wynn Motel Friday afternoon and found a man with a stab wound.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Northwest


Woman arrested in Everett killing

EVERETT — Another person has been arrested in connection with the killing of a homeless man whose body was found in a swamp April 7.

Date: 04/30/2016 | Local News


Breaking ground in Marysville

Work begins on new cafeteria building for Pilchuck High

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Ohio massacre: 1 family, 8 dead, hundreds of tips, no answers

PIKETON, Ohio — From her house on Union Hill Road, Brittany Barker heard the first sirens first thing in the morning. She looked out and saw four police vehicles rush past. That was only the beginning.“They just kept coming, kept coming, and kept coming,” she recalled.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Nation & World


Man accused of dismembering Renton mother due in court

SEATTLE — A man accused of killing and dismembering a mother in her suburban home then dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and theft charges.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Northwest


Was body of teen found in 1969 a victim of Charles Manson?

For nearly half a century, she has been known simply as “Jane Doe No. 59.”Her body was discovered by a birdwatcher Nov. 16, 1969, hidden in tangled brush down an embankment off Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Nation & World


Plea deal approved for Robert Durst, subject of ‘The Jinx’

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plea agreement for real estate heir Robert Durst to serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Nation & World


Coroner: Most Ohio victims shot many times, some bruised

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seven of eight relatives who were killed in their southern Ohio homes had been shot multiple times, including one who was shot nine times, according to autopsy results released Tuesday. Some also had bruising, which matched a report from a 911 caller who said two appeared to have...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Nation & World


Former Mount Vernon woman held in Neah Bay carver’s death

PORT ANGELES — Authorities have named a 45-year-old female as a suspect in the homicide of Native American master carver George C. David of Neah Bay.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


Marysville man gets 25 years for addiction-fueled homicide

EVERETT — A Marysville man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for murdering another man for his supply of prescription painkillers.Family members of the victim, Steven Steadman, 58, told...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Local News


Wife killed, husband shoots self while children were at home

GRAHAM — A woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition in a hospital after authorities say he killed her and then shot himself.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Northwest


Ohio attorney general: Slayings of 8 ‘pre-planned execution’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorney General Mike DeWine said Sunday that the slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio “was a pre-planned execution” and he expects the investigation will be lengthy.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Nation & World


Authorities: Teen shoots 2 outside prom in Wisconsin before cop kills him

ANTIGO, Wis. — An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Nation & World


Everett man charged in crash that killed cyclist

EVERETT — Prosecutors allege that an Everett man was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, benzodiazepines, anti-depressants and sedatives when he struck and killed a cyclist in November near Silver Lake.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Local News


911 caller who found 2 of 8 bodies: 'There's blood all over'

PIKETON, Ohio — An out-of-breath caller who found two of the eight slain members of an Ohio family told a 911 dispatcher in a quavering voice that "there's blood all over the house.""I think my brother-in-law's dead," she said, her voice rising...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Nation & World


911 caller who found 2 of 8 bodies: 'There's blood all over'

PIKETON, Ohio — An out-of-breath caller who found two of the eight slain members of an Ohio family told a 911 dispatcher in a quavering voice that "there's blood all over the house."

Date: 04/23/2016 | Nation & World


Illinois judge dismisses murder charge in girl’s 1957 slaying

SYCAMORE, Ill. — A judge formally dismissed a murder case Friday against a retired Washington state police officer who a prosecutor says was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl, but he put off a decision on whether to appoint a special prosecutor.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Nation & World


A love that never dimmed

Friends, family gather to remember missing husband and wife

Date: 04/21/2016 | Local News


Anderson gets life for killing 6 relatives in Carnation

SEATTLE — A Seattle judge has sentenced a woman to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing six of her family members on Christmas Eve 2007.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Northwest


First-degree murder charge in death of homeless man

EVERETT — Prosecutors have charged a convicted felon with first-degree murder in the death of a homeless man whose body was found April 7 in a sleeping bag in an Everett swamp.James Daniel Archer, 46, remains jailed on $1 million bail.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Local News


Brothers charged with killing couple; bail at $5 million each

OSO — The manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing an Arlington-area couple has crossed state lines and could jump the border into Mexico.Detectives on Tuesday morning said they located the vehicle driven by brothers John and Tony Reed, who are suspected of...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Local News


Prosecutors: Teenager fatally shot man in Seattle, fled with gun, money

SEATTLE — Prosecutors have accused a Seattle teen of fatally shooting a man, stealing his money and then posing with the victim’s gun in a picture she posted on Facebook after the killing.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Northwest


Clues in murder case: Blood, video and cellphone movement

OSO — A missing Oso couple presumed dead were afraid of their former next-door neighbor, John Reed, court papers show.Reed and his brother are suspected of killing Patrick Shunn and Monique...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Local News


Washington man freed in girl’s 1957 murder speaks of prison, future

CHICAGO — Jack McCullough awoke a few months into his life sentence for the 1957 murder of an Illinois schoolgirl as his cellmate plunged a shank fashioned from a toothbrush into his face, eventually dislodging his eye.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Northwest


Additional human remains found likely linked to Renton woman

SEATTLE — Police say human remains found at a Seattle recycling center are believed to be connected to a woman who was slain and dismembered.Seattle police say detectives are investigating after the remains were found Monday morning.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Northwest


Hunt on for 2 brothers suspected of killing Arlington couple

OSO — Six days after an Arlington-area couple disappeared, the hunt was on Sunday for their suspected killers.Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told a press conference that arrest warrants have been issued for brothers John Blaine Reed, 53, and Tony Clyde Reed,...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News


Vulnerability, secrecy shroud teen victims of domestic violence

LYNNWOOD — In the hours before she was killed, Mountlake Terrace High School junior Kandra Tan was texting her best friend about the dress she planned to wear to the homecoming dance.That night last fall, Tan's much older boyfriend showed up at her home near Lynnwood.

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News


Transient arrested in slaying of man found in Everett swamp

EVERETT — A transient has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of a homeless man found in an Everett swamp April 7. James Daniel Archer, 46, is accused of beating his victim, forcing him to strip and...

Date: 04/15/2016 | Local News


More body parts found in Seattle a week after others dumped

SEATTLE — Sanitation workers found human remains in Seattle on Friday, and authorities were trying to determine whether they were additional body parts belonging to a woman who was killed and dismembered.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Northwest


Panel recommends parole for ex-Manson follower

CHINO, Calif. — Leslie Van Houten sat before the California panel that would soon recommend her parole as a slight woman with shoulder-length gray hair, a wrinkled face and glasses, a far cry to from the rebellious teen she was when she joined the cult of Charles Manson more than 40 years ago and...

Date: 04/15/2016 | Nation & World


Arrest made in connection with man whose body was dumped

EVERETT — A dispute over missing money appears to be behind the killing of an Everett man whose body was found dumped in a swampy area on the east edge of town April 7.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News


Pruning saw linked to body-parts case; bail set at $2 million

SEATTLE — A woman who authorities say was slain and dismembered in her suburban home and then had her remains placed in a Seattle recycling bin was a beloved mother of three as well as a sister and friend, her family says.

Date: 04/12/2016 | Northwest


Officials identify Everett homicide victim found in swamp near river

EVERETT — A body found in Everett last week has been identified as David A. Webster, 54, of Everett.Webster died from homicidal violence, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. His name was released Monday after the autopsy. Everett police have an...

Date: 04/11/2016 | Local News


Suspect in Montana triple murder makes 1st court appearance

BILLINGS, Mont. — The suspect in a triple slaying in a tiny Montana town made an initial court appearance in Washington state on Monday, as authorities identified the victims as relatives of the defendant.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Northwest


3 fatal shootings in Yakima area

YAKIMA — Three men were killed in in separate shootings in the Yakima area over three days.The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that a man believed to be 19 years old was shot Sunday afternoon in Yakima. Few details about that slaying were immediately available.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Northwest


House panel on Planned Parenthood videos exceeds its scope

Usually the worst you can say about a Congressional committee is that its hearings provide a soapbox for grandstanding, with more testimony coming from committee members than the witnesses called to testify.But the

Date: 04/10/2016 | Editorials


Lives of Oregon victim, suspect violently intersect in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — The lives of 18-year-old University of Texas student Haruka Weiser and the teenage suspect in her killing differed dramatically.Weiser grew up in a tight-knit community in Oregon, where she attended an arts magnet school and danced with the Portland Ballet.

Date: 04/09/2016 | Northwest


Authorities want to extradite Washington suspect in 3 killings

BELFRY, Mont. — A Montana sheriff says authorities are working to extradite a man from Washington state who is accused of killing three people.Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said Saturday that the sheriff’s office is working with the coroner on identifications.

Date: 04/09/2016 | Northwest


2 JBLM soldiers get vastly different sentences for deadly crimes

TACOMA — Two soldiers from the same Joint Base Lewis-McChord infantry battalion experienced two very different kinds of justice when they came home from training events a year apart and carried out deadly crimes.

Date: 04/09/2016 | Northwest


Body found near river in Everett; police say it’s homicide

EVERETT — The discovery of a man’s body Thursday, partially submerged in a swamp on the east edge of town, has turned into a homicide investigation.

Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News


Escaped Lake Stevens murder suspect seen in Spokane area

EVERETT — The last time local police caught up with fugitive murder suspect Anthony Garver, it was a case of working the streets and homeless camps long and hard to develop leads.Garver, 28, who lives with schizophrenia, and another man with local ties escaped from...

Date: 04/07/2016 | Local News


Man accused in Lake Stevens killing escapes mental hospital

LAKEWOOD, Pierce County — A man accused of killing a young woman in Lake Stevens was still at large Thursday after he and another Snohomish County man escaped late Wednesday from a state mental hospital.

Date: 04/06/2016 | Local News


Man gets 18 years in friend’s stabbing death in Bremerton

PORT ORCHARD — A man will spend up to 18 years in prison in the death of his friend who was stabbed in the heart in late January.

Date: 04/02/2016 | Northwest


Former Pasco cop arrested in 1986 Spokane killing posts bail

SPOKANE — A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial.

Date: 04/02/2016 | Northwest


Study finds big decline in U.S. homicide rates

PITTSBURGH — Homicide rates in the U.S. significantly dropped for white, black and Hispanic populations between 1990 and 2010, a new study has found, and the most dramatic declines occurred in the two minority groups.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Nation & World


Man pleads guilty to murder of disabled man during Everett robbery

EVERETT — A Marysville man admitted Tuesday that he murdered a disabled man during a robbery last year.In June, a woman walking along 6700 block of 14th Avenue spotted Steven Steadman lying face...

Date: 03/30/2016 | Local News


Lottery winner killed during home invasion robbery

One moment, 20-year-old Craigory Burch Jr. was a small-town forklift operator who had hit it big — winning a $400,000 lottery jackpot and posing with an oversize check.The next, he was standing face to face with his killers.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Nation & World


Man convicted in 1957 killing of girl declares innocence

SYCAMORE, Ill. — A former security guard serving a life sentence in the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old Illinois girl made an emotional statement declaring his innocence and pleaded with a judge Tuesday to consider his bid for freedom as soon as possible, citing a prosecutor’s scathing review of the...

Date: 03/29/2016 | Northwest


Mentally ill murder suspect to be sent to new ward, not released

EVERETT — A mentally ill murder suspect who prosecutors feared would be released to the streets because of chronic problems at the state's psychiatric hospital is expected to be admitted to a new forensic mental health center in Yakima.A Snohomish County judge

Date: 03/29/2016 | Local News


British tourist stabbed in San Francisco mugging dies

SAN FRANCISCO — A British tourist who was stabbed in the head during a robbery in San Francisco died after being hospitalized for more than a month, police said.

Date: 03/27/2016 | Nation & World


Man arrested in homicides at 17 gets new sentencing hearing

YAKIMA — A man spending two consecutive life terms in prison for the 1988 deaths of a Parker couple will be resentenced next week.The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that Herbert Rice and Russell McNeil were 17 when they were arrested in the deaths of Mike and Dorothy...

Date: 03/26/2016 | Northwest




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