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March 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Seattle parks worker pleads not guilty in shooting

Carolyn “Zoom” Piksa entered not guilty pleas in King County Superior Court on Monday in connection with the March 8 shooting of a male coworker at a Seattle Parks and Recreation maintenance building in North Seattle.

She pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault with a firearms enhancement for allegedly shooting Bill Keller. Keller was shot in the chest and on Monday was in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center. He is executive director of the Associated Recreation Council, which oversees the programs at Seattle’s community centers.

Piksa also pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault, for allegedly using a gun to a coworker at the Bitter Lake Community Center.

Defense attorney John Henry Browne asked to reserve the issue of Piksa’s bail. Outside of the courtroom, Browne said “getting a psychological examination” for his client “is a first step” for the defense.

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