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January 21, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Wrongful-death suit filed in boat collision on Lake Washington

The parents of a Seattle middle-school teacher killed in a boating collision on Lake Washington in July have filed a wrongful death suit against Richard Hicks, a Renton real estate agent who was allegedly drunk when he is accused of slamming his speeding powerboat into a slow-traveling sail boat. Hicks, 46, was charged with…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Renton man charged with homicide by watercraft in fatal boat collision

A Renton man was charged today with homicide by watercraft and assault by watercraft in connection with Wednesday’s Lake Washington boat collision that killed a Seattle schoolteacher. Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, a Renton real-estate agent and former University of Washington football player, remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for…

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July 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Bail set at $500,000 for man accused of fatal boat collision

A Renton real estate agent accused of causing a boat collision that killed a North Seattle schoolteacher was ordered held this afternoon on $500,000 bail. A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, in jail on one count of investigation of homicide by watercraft and two counts of assault by watercraft. Deputy Prosecuting…

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