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April 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Police: Renton murder suspect blames alternate personality

A King County District Court judge on Monday found probable cause to hold a 20-year-old Renton man on investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the death of the man’s 20-year-old girlfriend on Saturday. The judge set bail at $750,000 for Gabriel G. Navarro, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Just before noon Saturday, Navarro…

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April 12, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Renton police: Man says he killed girlfriend

Renton police found a 20-year-old woman dead in a South End apartment today after a man called 911 to say he killed his girlfriend. Police say the man, 20, claimed to have booby-trapped the apartment, just before noon, and that he was armed. When officers arrived, the man ran back into the apartment building. He later emerged…

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February 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Inmate hangs self with sheet in Cowlitz Jail

The Associated Press KELSO — The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate who hanged himself with a sheet in the county jail was alone and had been checked less than an hour before corrections officers found him. Theoffice says 31-year-old Cameron K. Kuanoni of Kelso had made no statements indicating he was thinking of harming himself. Attempts…

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January 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Shoreline woman gets 14 years for killing boyfriend

A Shoreline woman who fatally stabbed her longtime boyfriend in their home before taking off with their two young daughters and triggering an Amber Alert in May 2012, was sentenced this afternoon to about 14 years in prison. A King County jury last month convicted Doreen Starrish, 29, of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and heroin possession. Starrish,…

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January 21, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Suspect charged in JBLM soldier’s stabbing death

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor charged a Puyallup man with second-degree murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who intervened in a domestic-violence assault. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist also charged 29-year-old Chase Devyver with attempted murder and robbery in the assault Sunday on his girlfriend. Prosecutors say Devyver stabbed her outside their house and…

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January 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Police serve warrants in last week’s slaying of Kirkland mother

Kirkland police served two separate warrants today in connection with the slaying of a 28-year-old Kirkland woman in her childhood home last week. Police said the warrants were served to locate additional evidence and several people were detained, although no arrests were made for the homicide. They were served in  the 1400 block of 153rd Avenue Northeast in Bellevue…

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January 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Burien man sentenced to 50 years for killing ex-girlfriend

A Burien man was sentenced this afternoon to 50 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend just weeks after he was released from prison after doing time for assaulting her. Scottye Miller, 31, faced a standard sentence range of 30 to 39 1/2 years, but King County prosecutors asked for the lengthy term because of his extensive history of assaulting…

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December 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Tacoma woman accused of setting boyfriend’s house on fire

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have accused a 50-year-old woman of setting her boyfriend’s Tacoma home on fire on Sunday. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Tracie Netz was charged with first-degree arson Tuesday. Bail was set at $150,000. Lindquist says Netz and her live-in boyfriend had been fighting about their bar tab, and when he left the house, she…

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December 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Holiday party ends badly; wife runs over husband

A 24-year-old woman is being held in King County Jail after allegedly running over her husband during a fight that started at an office holiday party on Queen Anne on Saturday, according to Seattle police. The couple decided to leave the party when they began to argue but continued fighting while at their car, which was…

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December 4, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Charges: Renton woman shot husband 7 times as he fled home

King County prosecutors charged Vanetta Richardson, 34, of Renton, with second-degree murder today, accusing her of shooting her unarmed husband seven times as he tried to flee their house on Sunday. Richardson allegedly fired a .40-caliber handgun nine times at Jerry Butler Jr., 31, while her children were in her line of fire, charging papers say….

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