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June 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Man linked by DNA to 1980 Bellevue slaying pleads guilty

A man who was recently linked by DNA to the slaying of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman in 1980 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this morning in King County Superior Court. Michael Halgren, 58, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for strangling Susan Lowe in her apartment with a pair of pantyhose. Despite a reward, the case went cold until 2012, when…

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March 20, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Thursday Memo: North Bend suspect freed … Body blunder … Teen killed

Well, someone’s breathing a sigh of relief this morning: How did this happen? DNA clears man arrested in North Bend rape, assault And here’s yet another blunder: Woman preparing to bury daughter discovers it’s not her Then there’s this: Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at Tukwila gun range Tragic: A 17-year-old kid More

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