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John Reed (right) awaits sentencing with attorney Phil Sayles at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett on Friday. Reed was sentenced to life in prison for the double murder on his neighbors in Oso in 2014. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Absolutely no remorse’: Life in prison for Oso double-murder

The judge said the killer of Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn seemed to regard his trial as a game.

 

Artist sought for memorial sculpture at Oso mudslide site

Planners envision a depiction of the row of mailboxes that once marked Steelhead Drive.

 

Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors

Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude were shot to death after a long-running dispute with Reed.

 

Jurors begin deliberations in John Reed murder trial

They are considering first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn.

Accused Oso killer testifies, claims victims pulled guns

John Reed faces life in prison if convicted in the deaths of Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn.

Accused killer set to testify Friday in Oso murder trial

John Reed is charged in the deaths of married couple Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn of Oso.

Accused killer’s brother ‘thought we were getting away with it’

Tony Reed testified that he helped defendant John Reed hide the bodies of a slain Oso couple.

Neighbor: John Reed showed up in Oso shortly before slayings

He is accused of killing Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, with whom he had a property dispute.

Trial over Oso murders begins with a self-defense claim

His attorney says John Reed, charged with killing Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, will testify.

When tragedy strikes, Lacey Harper is government’s human face

She’s worked for the governor and now the county executive, helping constituents through tough times.

4 years later, grieving Oso families remember the mudslide

The ceremony was held near a cedar grove of 43 trees which represent the 43 people killed in 2014.

Families announce plans for an Oso mudslide memorial

Visitors from throughout the world visit the site of the 2014 slide, which killed 43 people.

Slide prompts closure of Whitehorse trail east of Arlington

More than two miles of the route will be closed indefinitely “due to significant earth movement.”

Officials monitoring known slide area east of Oso

Right now, there are indications it could slide but would not reach the highway.

Trial could be delayed in case of murdered Oso couple

John Blaine Reed’s attorney says a series of circumstances has left him unsure if he’ll be ready.

She created a space for Oso mudslide survivors to heal

Suddenly there was a dire need for people to gather, talk and cry, in a place where they felt safe.

Man accused in Oso neighbors’ deaths to claim self defense

John Blaine Reed had a long-running dispute with Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude.

The Oso tree that withstood the mudslide finally comes down

The Sitka spruce’s loss marks another season — and a moment to honor and treasure all that has passed.

Darrington nonprofit working to offer internet access

A new group here aims to offer affordable internet in a rural area the founder says has been underserved by big-name providers. The… Continue reading

Mudslide grant helps fire district buy electric stretcher

After the devastating mudslide of 2014, those who serve the Stillaguamish River Valley have looked for ways to make their communities more resilient.… Continue reading