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February 4, 2015 at 3:59 PM

King County deputy charged with threatening to kill girlfriend

A King County sheriff’s deputy accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend was charged Wednesday with felony harassment, domestic violence. Daniel J. Murphy, 35, was arrested on Sunday and released from jail on bail Monday in connection with the incident at the home he shares with his girlfriend near Issaquah. According to charges, Murphy’s girlfriend was crying and…

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February 3, 2015 at 1:59 PM

King County deputy accused of domestic violence told to surrender firearms

A 34-year-old King County sheriff’s deputy has been ordered to surrender his firearms after a judge found probable cause to detain him on investigation of domestic violence felony harassment. Daniel J. Murphy, 34, was arrested on Sunday in the Issaquah home he had been sharing with his girlfriend of two years after he allegedly said…

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February 2, 2015 at 7:40 PM

King County sheriff’s deputy arrested, accused of domestic violence

A King County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend in their Issaquah home. The 34-year-old deputy was arrested on suspicion of a domestic-violence crime, the King County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday evening. He was released from King County Jail Monday. According to court documents, the deputy and his girlfriend have…

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January 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Man accused of setting wife on fire in Snohomish

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH  — A Snohomish man is accused of setting his wife on fire because he suspected she was cheating on him. The woman suffered burns on her hands, left arm and chest that made it difficult for her to breastfeed the couple’s 7-month-old child. A statement from a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy filed in Everett…

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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Portland woman sentenced to 2 years for pouring hot grease on ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A woman who admitted pouring hot bacon grease on her ex-boyfriend as he slept on her sofa was sentenced Thursday in Portland to more than two years in prison. The defense lawyer for Shiree Franklin says the 30-year-old Portland woman pleaded guilty to attempted domestic-violence assault because she worried she might be…

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January 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Mill Creek man held on $2 million bail in grandmother’s slaying

Police had been repeatedly called to the home of Shane Hathaway, a Mill Creek man who is suspected of killing his grandmother last week, according to a court document released Tuesday. “During at least two of the police contacts, officers were so concerned for the safety of the (grandparents) they expressed their  concerns to them,” police wrote in an…

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January 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed

A Kirkland Municipal Court judge dismissed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Seattle Reign goalie Hope Solo on Tuesday after her attorney successfully argued that the alleged victims had refused to be deposed by defense attorneys. Solo’s attorney, Todd Maybrown, brought the motion to dismiss the charges in December, saying Solo’s nephew and half-sister, whom she was accused of…

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December 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Hope Solo seeks dismissal of domestic-violence case

The lawyer for Hope Solo is asking that the domestic-violence charge filed against the Seattle Reign goalkeeper be dismissed. Attorney Todd Maybrown, in a court filing submitted Wednesday in Kirkland Municipal Court, said his client has “been seriously prejudiced” by the two alleged victims in the case, who have not been available for depositions. The international soccer…

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December 8, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Bothell-area woman slashed with box cutter dies from wounds

A 48-year-old woman who was found with injuries from a box cutter on Thursday has died, the Snohomish Count Sheriff’s Office said. The woman had been hospitalized along with her estranged husband at Harborview Medical Center since both were found injured in a home in the 2100 block of Maltby Road near Bothell. The 48-year-old man is in intensive care at Harborview. Both…

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