EVERETT — In Snohomish County in 2017, 21 deaths were ruled homicides.
As 2018 draws to a close, eight of those cases still are pending trial. Four remain under investigation. The others led to convictions, or had no charges filed.
• Deborah Jeanneret, 50, was fatally stabbed in May 2017 south of Everett. Her roommate, Tammie Peterson, is charged with first-degree murder. Trial is set for March.
• Juan Gonzales, 47, was kicked in the head in September 2017 on Smith Avenue. The suspect, Joshua Thompson, is facing trial in January. The case was delayed until Thompson was found competent this past August to assist in his own defense.
• Dayvid Pakko, 6, allegedly was drowned near Lynnwood by his uncle, Andrew Henckel, who is charged with murder. Hearings in the case, from October 2017, continue.
• Darren Larson, 54, was shot in a home-invasion robbery in Everett in October 2017. Two people are awaiting trial on murder charges in March. A third suspect pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to more than eight years.
• Four teenagers have pleaded guilty in the December 2017 death of Julie Knechtel, 54, on East Gibson Road. They have not been sentenced yet, while the fifth suspect is looking at trial early next year.
• Elsie Flynn, 76, died from a suspected arson in Everett, also that December. William Matthews faces trial in February on murder charges.
• Alexander Song, 22, was shot in a dispute over a vehicle near Lynnwood that December. The alleged gunman has ongoing hearings, with trial potentially occurring next summer.
• Carlos Reyes-Rodriguez’s body was found in April on a beach near Stanwood. The 47-year-old died from homicidal violence. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
• The sheriff’s office also has an active investigation into the September 2017 shooting death of Alisha Canales-McGuire, 24, on York Road.
• Raymond Moreno-Hernandez, 26, was shot in Yakima in April 2017 and died that August in an Everett-area care facility, according to the Yakima Herald-Republic. For that reason, he is listed as a homicide in this county. Yakima police are investigating.
Of the 2017 homicides, 11 were attributed to firearms. Two were described as beatings, and four more were from knife wounds. The other causes varied.