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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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November 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Inquest ordered in case of man slain after he shot Metro driver

King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man killed by Seattle police in August after he shot and wounded a Metro bus driver. Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, described as a street criminal with a history of drug offenses and mental-health problems, attacked the driver, DeLoy Dupuis, on Aug. 12. Police…

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October 25, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Man convicted in Wah Mee Massacre granted parole

Wai-Chiu “Tony” Ng was one of three men convicted in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle’s Chinatown International District in 1983. He, however, was not convicted of murder. This is a 1985 photograph. Tony Ng, one of three men convicted in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre, has been granted parole. On Friday, three members of the…

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October 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Satterberg kicks off 2014 campaign; could face challenge from a former employee

With more than a year to go until the election, it seems that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg might have some competition from a former colleague and a high-ranking member of City Attorney Pete Holmes’ staff. This morning Satterberg celebrated his campaign kick-off  inside a packed ballroom at the Sheraton Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine, Sheriff…

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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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January 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Bill would allow police access to traffic camera images

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is pushing for a change in state law that would allow law enforcement to access red light, traffic safety and toll camera footage while investigating crimes. Wednesday, the House Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear testimony on HB 1047. The bill would allow police and prosecutors to see photographs,…

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November 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Satterberg, lawmakers want to get tough on juvenile gun possession

Under current state law, juveniles are getting the message that carrying a firearm is no big deal, so state lawmakers will again be asked to increase penalties for people under 18 caught with a gun, according to King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, who is supported in the effort by both gun-control activists and gun-rights advocates. “Washington State law is…

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September 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Man found guilty in strangulation death of Belltown woman.

A King County jury today found a 42-year-old man guilty of second-degree murder in the December 2010 strangulation death of a Belltown woman. Gary Wade was tried in King County Superior Court for the slaying of Michelle Thornton, 43. Jurors deliberated for a day and a half before reaching the verdict, according to the King County…

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March 6, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Former SPU employee charged with 70 counts of theft

A former Seattle Public Utilties project engineer was charged today with 70 counts of theft for allegedly stealing nearly $1.1 million by diverting customer checks from water main extension projects into a private bank account. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said it is the largest embezzlement of public funds in modern King County history. “I don’t…

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