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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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November 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Seattle man guilty of shooting 3 people outside nightclub

A King County juror has found a 24-year-old Seattle man guilty of shooting three people outside a South Lake Union nightclub in January 2012. Jurors had been deliberating since Tuesday afternoon before finding Kevin Hubbard guilty of three counts of attempted first-degree murder. Each count carries a firearms enhancement that will lengthen his sentence. No sentencing date has…

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October 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Oregon officer expected to survive Washington shooting

The Associated Press THE DALLES, Ore. — Authorities say a plainclothes officer from The Dalles returned fire and killed a man fleeing from investigators who hoped to question him in a rape case. The officer suffered a non-life threatening wound. He was released Thursday from a local hospital. The Dalles Daily Chronicle reports that officers from Oregon and…

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October 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Man accused of injecting 4-year-old son with heroin pleads not guilty

A Redmond man accused of trying to kill his 4-year-old son by injecting him with heroin pleaded not guilty this morning in King County Superior Court. Eric Lehtinen is charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held in jail in lieu of $3 million bail. According to prosecutors, Lehtinen, 37, injected the child on the day his divorce was supposed to…

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July 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM

14-year-old Puyallup rape suspect could be tried as adult

A 14-year-old Puyallup boy was charged on Tuesday with first-degree attempted murder, rape, rape of a child and kidnapping in connection with an attack on his 7-year-old neighbor last week that left the girl hospitalized. Prosecutors additionally said they will seek to have the boy prosecuted as an adult. “Rarely do we ask the court to…

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April 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Man tries to smother girlfriend’s elderly mother in Gig Harbor

A 47-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he tried to smother his girlfriend’s elderly mother, Gig Harbor police said. The victim, 91, was sitting in a reclining chair at her condominium in the 7200 block of Soundview Drive when the man held a pillow-like object over her face, police said. The victim lost consciousness, but awoke a short time later and called…

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