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January 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM

3 children found with knife wounds; mom arrested

Police say an Olympia mother has been arrested after her three young children suffered severe knife wounds to their necks. Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa said officers went to the home after 1 a.m. Sunday. Both parents were there, and the children — a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins — had life-threatening wounds. They were rushed to…


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April 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Buckley woman accused of putting bleach in young daughter’s eyes

A Buckley woman was charged today with first-degree child assault after authorities say she repeatedly put bleach into her young daughter’s eyes. Jennifer Lynn Mothershead, 29, was booked into the Pierce County Jail on Friday. She is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail. The abuse was suspected by doctors at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s…


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April 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Seattle teacher arrested for allegedly choking student

There is not points to locate on the map A teacher at a South Seattle alternative high school was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly “slapped and strangled” a student, according to Seattle police. The 44-year-old teacher at South Lake High School has been placed on administrative leave, according to Seattle Public Schools. District officials declined to name the…


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December 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Seattle man accused of forcing girlfriend's son to panhandle

A homeless Seattle man with a long criminal history is facing felony charges after authorities say he beat his girlfriend’s children and forced the eldest of them to panhandle. Vincent Pierce, 25, was charged with second-degree child assault-domestic violence, and two counts of third-degree child assault-domestic violence in King County Superior Court. He is being held in lieu…


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