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September 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Olympia man sentenced to 6 years for setting wife afire

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A man who poured lighter fluid on his wife’s legs and set her on fire was sentenced Tuesday in Olympia to more than six years in prison. It was the second sentencing for Duane M. Rader who had a previous 10-year sentence for arson and assault overturned on appeal. The Olympian reports Rader…

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August 11, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Burien man killed in shootout with deputies

A Burien man died late Sunday evening following a shootout with deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office that began with a domestic violence incident. Around 7 p.m., deputies were called by a woman in her 40s to a house on the 1200 block of Southwest 160th Street after her live-in boyfriend assaulted her, she told deputies. Sgt….

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August 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Renton woman accused of setting husband on fire pleads not guilty

The Associated Press KENT — A Renton woman who told police she set fire to her husband because shooting him would be too nice pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence assault. The King County prosecutor’s office says 39-year-old Tatanysha Hedman remained jailed after Tuesday’s arraignment in Kent with bail set at $500,000. Court papers say…

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July 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Burien man accused of killing ex-wife, leaving body in car at park and ride

A judge found probable cause on Tuesday to hold a 41-year-old Burien man on investigation of second-degree murder after he told Seattle police late Sunday that he though his ex-wife was dead and that her body was in a vehicle at a Kent Park and Ride. The man waived his first court appearance Tuesday and a bond…

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July 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Former UW coach Jim Lambright charged with domestic violence

Former University of Washington football coach Jim Lambright has been charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence in connection with an incident involving his 23-year-old granddaughter last month, according to Snohomish County court documents. His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 4 at Evergreen District Court in Monroe. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office said that as of Thursday no…

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July 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Ex-boyfriend charged in January strangling of Kirkland woman

The ex-boyfriend of a 28-year-old Kirkland mother who was found strangled in January was charged today with second-degree murder. Before the body of Amy Rene Hargrove was found Jan. 6 in her mother’s Kirkland home, she had taken out a protection order pointing police to her ex-boyfriend in the event anything happened to her. “A piece of…

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July 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Tacoma man charged with murdering wife

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say a 48-year-old Tacoma man accused of fatally shooting his wife during an argument has been charged with second-degree murder. At his arraignment Monday, Darrin Brooks pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $1 million bail. In court papers, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Brooks told detectives that he and…

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July 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Federal Way stabbing victim identified

The man who died after his wife allegedly stabbed him in Federal Way last Wednesday has been identified. Eric Winters, 52, died of stab wounds in the chest, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His wife remains in custody for investigation of second-degree murder in lieu of $500,000 bail. According to a statement of…

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July 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Federal Way woman ordered held in husband’s slaying

A judge found probable cause today to hold a Federal Way woman for investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of her husband. According to a statement of probable cause outlining the police case, the 50-year-old woman told Federal Way police she called 911 Wednesday evening to report that she had accidentally stabbed…

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June 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Jim Lambright, ex-UW coach, arrested in domestic violence case

Former University of Washington football coach Jim Lambright has been arrested for investigation of domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted his granddaughter in Snohomish County, according to court documents. Lambright was arrested at 10:10 p.m. last Wednesday, according to the documents from the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. He was released on his personal recognizance the next…

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