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February 4, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Police describe squalor, stench at Lake Stevens home where 3 young children left alone

Update at 1:55 p.m.: A judge in Snohomish County on Wednesday afternoon set bail at $100,000 each for the parents of the three children allegedly left alone in a squalid Lake Stevens home. Original post: The stench of feces, human and cat urine and rotting food was overwhelming to┬ápolice who responded Saturday to the Lake Stevens…

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June 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Burien woman accused of starving her infant son

A 23-year-old woman who prosecutors say moved to┬áBurien while she was being investigated by child-welfare officials in Oregon for neglecting her young daughter has been charged in King County with neglecting her newborn son. Katherine Amanda Mattern became the target of an investigation by Washington State Child Protective Services workers in February after her daughter suffered…

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