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December 19, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Homeless man ruled insane in Seattle hatchet slayings

A homeless Seattle man who was charged with killing two strangers with a hatchet two years ago has been found not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered to remain at Western State Hospital. Michael LaRosa, 28, has been treated at the mental hospital following his arrest for the slayings of  Joseph LaMagno, 58, and Dale Richard Holme,…

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September 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

UPDATE: Man who beat dog sentenced to 6 months in jail

The Associated Press A Washington state man who beat a neighbor’s dog with a hatchet after luring it with treats has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Pierce County prosecutor’s office says 55-year-old Ricky Knowles was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in July to first-degree animal cruelty. Prosecutors say Orting police were called after neighbors saw…

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July 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Burglary charge in Tacoma break-in

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor has charged a 35-year-old man with burglary and assault in a recent home invasion in which the homeowner shot and wounded an intruder while dodging a hurled hatchet. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says the 62-year-old homeowner surprised two intruders in his residence on June 27 and shot one of…

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