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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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

January 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Testimony in Monfort, McEnroe trials to resume Monday

Following a break, testimony in two death-penalty trials being heard in King County Superior Court in Seattle will resume Monday. In an unusual bit of timing, Christopher Monfort, suspected of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, and Joseph McEnroe, charged with killing six members of his then-girlfriend’s family in Carnation in 2007, are being tried…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christipher Monfort, death penaly, Joseph McEnroe

January 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Man could get prison for poaching Hood Canal shellfish

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company is facing at least five years in prison as the leader of a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, on Thursday pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Hood Canal, King County Prosecutor's Office, Quilcene Bay

January 21, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Wrongful-death suit filed in boat collision on Lake Washington

The parents of a Seattle middle-school teacher killed in a boating collision on Lake Washington in July have filed a wrongful death suit against Richard Hicks, a Renton real estate agent who was allegedly drunk when he is accused of slamming his speeding powerboat into a slow-traveling sail boat. Hicks, 46, was charged with…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: DUI, homicide by watercraft, King County Superior Court

January 20, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Defense attorney: Monfort’s brain ‘went a little haywire’

Update at 2:35 p.m.: Veteran defense attorney Todd Gruenhagan told jurors about Monfort’s troubled childhood and his experiences being bullied as a mixed-race youth in Indiana and Alaska. Monfort was living in Los Angeles in 1991 when LAPD officers beat Rodney King, which marked the beginning of his obsession with instances of police brutality against the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christopher Monfort, death penalty, King County Superior Court

January 16, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Trial to begin Tuesday for defendant in Carnation slayings

Opening statements in the death-penalty trial of Joseph McEnroe will be Tuesday after the state Supreme Court on Friday denied a defense request to postpone the trial until at least early February. McEnroe’s defense team had sought to delay the trial until the high court decides Feb. 3 whether to grant discretionary review of the trial judge’s…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, King County Superior C ourt

January 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Son charged in father’s shooting death near Redmond

When his father told him to move out of the family’s Redmond-area house, 22-year-old Mark Karasek engaged in a “daylong argument” that culminated with the fatal shooting of Zdenek Karasek on Friday, according to King County prosecutors. Karasek, who is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail, was charged Tuesday with…

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

January 13, 2015 at 4:01 PM

$250,000 bail for man accused of stabbing on Metro bus

A King County District Court judge found probable cause on Tuesday to hold a 48-year-old man on investigation of assault for allegedly stabbing a stranger for sitting too close to him on a Metro bus on Christmas Eve. David V. Butler was arrested at his Capitol Hill apartment on Monday night and is being held in…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, bus stabbing, King County Metro Transit

January 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM

2 charged in Georgetown knife attack that blinded victim

Two men accused of blinding a 65-year-old Georgetown gas station attendant in a vicious robbery and stabbing on New Year’s Day were charged Tuesday with first-degree assault and first-degree robbery, with each charge carrying a deadly-weapon enhancement, according to King County prosecutors. Craig Jackson, 58, and Harold Lang Sr., 47, both remain in the King County Jail, with…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, stabbing

January 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Bail set for 2 suspects in fatal drive-by shooting in Seattle

A King County District Court judge on Saturday set bail for two men in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Rainier Valley on New Year’s Eve. Bail was set at $1 million for the alleged shooter, a 19-year-old man who was ordered held on investigation of second-degree murder, drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of…

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