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August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in 2 Seattle slayings now charged with Skyway homicide

A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway. Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Leschi

August 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday Prosecutors allege in court documents that Steven Padilla walked up and started stabbing Jose Arias, 65, with a 10-inch knife for apparently no reason. Arias, who appeared to be sleeping when he…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, Burger King, homicide

August 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

2 teens arrested in burglary at South Seattle pot dispensary

Two teens were arrested for investigation of burglary after they were caught in a marijuana dispensary at 4:30 a.m. Monday with a backpack stuffed full of marijuana products, including more than 50 joints, Seattle police say. According to police, officers responded to a reported burglary at the dispensary near 42nd Avenue South and South Brandon Street in South Seattle….

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Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, The Blotter | Topics: backpack, dispensary, joints

August 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Victim asleep when he was fatally stabbed in Bellevue Burger King

The 65-year-old man who was fatally stabbed inside a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday afternoon appeared to be sleeping when he was attacked, according to court documents. The alleged assailant, a 38-year-old homeless man, is being held in King County Jail on investigation of first-degree murder. King County prosecutors said the suspect will have a bond hearing…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, Bellevue Police Department, Burger King

August 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Experienced skydiver dies in ‘extremely hard landing’

An experienced skydiver with a fully functional parachute died Sunday afternoon after an “extremely hard landing,” according to a spokesman for Kapowsin Air Sports at Sanderson Field in Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ryan Erickson, who was an experienced skydiver. Erickson had completed nearly 1,000 successful jumps in the past. On Sunday,…

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Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter, Weird news | Topics: accident, fatal, Kapowsin

August 17, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Woman dies in Seattle house fire Sunday morning; housemate found safe

One woman died in an early Sunday morning fire at a house in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood. Her housemate was found safe at a coastal retreat, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters had originally been been uncertain about how many people were in the home, said fire department spokesman Kyle Moore. Moore said that when…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: fatal fire, Mount Baker neighborhood, Seattle Fire Departmental

August 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Relapsed addict gets 27 1/2 years in Bellevue aunt’s killing

A man who had pleaded guilty to bludgeoning his 72-year-old aunt to death during a relapse on drugs was sentenced Friday to 27 1/2  years in prison. The decades Mark Irwin will serve for second-degree murder come despite an appeal from his sister and brother-in-law, who asked King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff for the shortest…

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Comments | Topics: Barbara Irwin, Bellevue, killing

August 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Car vandalism tied to arrest in Jenise Wright case

Bremerton police are investigating a case of arson and vandalism they say was perpetrated against family friends of the teen arrested in connection with the killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright. Chief Steven Strachan said police were called to a home in the 3300 block of Pine Street in East Bremerton at 1 a.m. Thursday, after one car…

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Comments | Topics: 6-year-old, Bremerton, Gabriel Gaeta

August 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Charges in slaying of Bremerton girl delayed for mental evaluation

Prosecutors said the suspect in the rape and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, whose body was found last week in a bog not far from her Bremerton home, will not be formally charged until he undergoes a mental-competency evaluation. Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Kevin Hull ordered the evaluation for Gabriel Z. Gaeta, 17, at…

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Comments | More in General news, Roundups, The Blotter | Topics: Gabriel Z. Gaeta, Jenise Wright, Kitsap County

August 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Judge sets bail at $1 million for suspect in Jenise Wright’s death

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Kitsap County prosecutors filed court papers Monday afternoon, detailing probable cause to hold Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta, 17, on one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree rape. In a probable-cause document, a detective wrote that Gaeta had been linked to the slaying of Jenise Wright through a match…

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| More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Jenise Wright, Kitsap County Superior Court

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