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January 22, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Seattle police to begin DNA testing on all stored rape kits

Seattle police will begin DNA testing on all sexual-assault evidence kits and dig into the backlog of 1,276 stored kits that were never tested, the department announced on Thursday. Police said the decision was made after discussions with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Harborview Medical Center and victim-advocacy groups. “We will test all sexual-assault kits moving forward and begin addressing…

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January 21, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Mill Creek man charged with grandmother’s slaying

Snohomish County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 24-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his grandmother in her Mill Creek home on Jan. 15. Shane P. Hathaway, 24, was charged in Everett District Court with second-degree murder in the death of his grandmother, Betty Sorg, and second-degree attempted murder for an attack…

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January 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Mill Creek man held on $2 million bail in grandmother’s slaying

Police had been repeatedly called to the home of Shane Hathaway, a Mill Creek man who is suspected of killing his grandmother last week, according to a court document released Tuesday. “During at least two of the police contacts, officers were so concerned for the safety of the (grandparents) they expressed their  concerns to them,” police wrote in an…

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January 16, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Charges filed in attack on Renton video game store clerk

A man accused of slitting a video game clerk’s throat during a robbery in Renton was charged Friday with first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. In charging documents filed in King County Superior Court, prosecutors allege that Darren Gayles, 44, entered the GameStop shortly before 11 a.m Wednesday and held a knife to the lone clerk’s throat. Prosecutors say…

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January 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Court documents describe brutal attack on Renton store clerk

A judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold a man in custody for allegedly slitting the throat of a Renton store clerk during a robbery Wednesday. The 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 13400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South after police received a phone call that…

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January 14, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Suspect arrested in brutal Renton store robbery

Update at 6:41 p.m.: Police say they arrested the suspect after receiving a phone call indicating he may be at an apartment complex in the 13300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  Renton police and King County deputies located and arrested the 44-year-old suspect without incident. He will be booked into the King County…

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January 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed

A Kirkland Municipal Court judge dismissed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Seattle Reign goalie Hope Solo on Tuesday after her attorney successfully argued that the alleged victims had refused to be deposed by defense attorneys. Solo’s attorney, Todd Maybrown, brought the motion to dismiss the charges in December, saying Solo’s nephew and half-sister, whom she was accused of…

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January 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Kitsap teen charged with 3 counts of vehicular homicide

A 17-year-old driver was charged Monday with three counts of vehicular homicide for an accident over the weekend that claimed the lives of his three teenage passengers. In charging documents, Kitsap County prosecutors claim the teen was driving recklessly and with “disregard for the safety of others” after leaving a party early Sunday. The three deceased teens…

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January 9, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Man who beat guard unconscious gets 25 years

An inmate who beat a King County jail guard unconscious was sentenced by a judge on Friday to 25 years in prison. Sean Graham, who was convicted of first-degree assault for the 2011 attack on former corrections officer Gil Letrondo, faced a standard sentence range of  17 to 23 years. Prosecutors, however, requested an exceptional sentence of…

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January 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo stand — for now

The trial for soccer superstar Hope Solo is still set to go forward after a Kirkland Municipal Court judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss the charges against her. Solo, the goalie for Seattle Reign FC, a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team and two-time Olympic gold medal winner, was charged with two counts…

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