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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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November 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Man accused of setting ex-wife on fire says someone hit him on head

A 55-year-old Lynnwood man claims he was knocked unconscious Sunday before his home was set on fire, severely burning his ex-wife and leaving her in critical condition, according to court documents released Tuesday. However,  the man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder and arson. Firefighters responded to the fire at the home in the 6200 block of 193rd…

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October 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

2 men each sentenced to 25 years for brutal Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked another man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland a year ago were each sentenced Friday to just over 25 years in prison. Blessing Gainey, 20, and  Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary last month. Both charges carried weapons enhancements, and prosecutors had recommended the men each…

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July 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Woman charged with attempted murder for shooting at Kent Starbucks

A Tacoma woman accused of shooting a man in the head at a Kent Starbucks on Tuesday was charged today with first-degree attempted murder. Fermina Bartolini Bertos, 24, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the King County Jail. Kent police say Bertos and the victim were walking into the Starbucks at Southeast 208th Street and 107th Avenue…

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June 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Capitol Hill woman facing assault charge after boyfriend stabbed

Seattle police this morning released more information on last night’s stabbing on Capitol Hill. Police responded to an apartment in the 1300 block of East John Street just before midnight after receiving reports of people yelling inside. As officers approached the apartment they heard a man yelling, “Don’t kill me! Stop stabbing me!” Officers knocked on the door and a…

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February 6, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Victim in Vancouver, Wash., shooting had sought protection

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — The man wounded at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver had sought a restraining order last year against the former co-worker accused of shooting him. According to court documents, Allen Bricker said Deborah Lennon was stalking him with unwanted daily emails pursuing a romantic relationship. The Columbian reports a Clark County District…

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February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Suspect in Vancouver shooting a former employee

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — The woman accused of shooting and injuring a worker at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver is a former employee of the office, and another employee wrested away her gun, the VA and Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Deborah A. Lennon went to Allen Bricker’s fourth-floor office in the Center…

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January 13, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Boy, 16, accused of attempted murder in Bellingham

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 16-year-old boy accused of forcing his way into a Bellingham home and beating and choking a woman into unconsciousness told police he was high on marijuana and mushrooms at the time. When the 44-year-old woman regained consciousness Saturday morning the attacker was gone. Police found a pair of pants in the…

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December 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Ellensburg twins plead to trying to kill father

ELLENSBURG (AP) — Twin Ellensburg brothers pleaded guilty to attempting to kill their father at the home they shared. The 25-year-olds, Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe, were sentenced Friday in Ellensburg to nine years in prison. The Daily Record reports they had been charged with first-degree attempted murder, arson and possession of improvised explosive devices. In…

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November 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

2 men plead not guilty to violent Kirkland home invasion

Two men pleaded not guilty this morning to charges stemming from a vicious home invasion in Kirkland last month in which they are accused of breaking into a home, dragging a man from his bed and attacking him with knife. Vincent Sisounong, 21, and Blessing Gainey, 19, pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court to…

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