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June 23, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Monday Memo: Man dead in car … Hope Solo in court … SPU suspect in court

Man found shot dead in car in Seattle: He was found not long after midnight in the 5000 block of First Avenue South. Police think the incident may be linked to an earlier report of gunfire near Fourth Avenue and Jackson Street. Soccer superstar Hope Solo is expected to appear in court today…

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November 14, 2013 at 8:54 AM

State Supreme Court ruling puts death penalty back on the table for Monfort

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg this morning issued this statement in response to the state Supreme Court reinstating the death penalty in Christopher Monfort’s case: “For the past 30 years, we have followed the same careful process in reviewing potential death penalty cases. We are pleased that the Washington State Supreme Court has upheld…

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February 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Judge: State cannot seek death penalty against Christopher Monfort

A King County Superior Court judge on Friday tossed out the death penalty in the case against accused cop-killer Christopher Monfort, but ruled the case could proceed as a capital case so as not to delay his trial. Chief Criminal Judge Ronald Kessler ruled that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg abused his discretion by conducting a…

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February 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Man accused of killing SPD officer to plead not guilty by reason of insanity

Lawyers representing the man accused of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton and wounding a second officer on Halloween night in 2009 plan to pursue an insanity defense. Christopher Monfort’s lawyers have notified King County Superior Court that he will plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Monfort, 42, is facing the death penalty if he’s…

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October 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Jail guards’ union opposes TV for inmate accused of killing officer

The King County Corrections Guild (KCCG) has joined the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Police Officers’ Guild in opposing a decision by the King County Jail to place a TV in the cell of Christopher Monfort, who is accused of killing a Seattle officer and wounding his partner three years ago. The statement by Sgt. Doug…

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