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February 19, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Woman found in South Park alley identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a woman whose body was found in a South Park alley as Celina Anne Petersen, 26. An autopsy revealed the woman suffered fatal blunt-force trauma to the head. Her death has been classified as a homicide. Police were called to the alley near 12th Avenue South and South Sullivan Street about…


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February 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

3 charged in brutal death of teen found in Tacoma ravine

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed charges against three people in the death of a 19-year-old man whose dismembered body was found in a Tacoma ravine this month. Wallace Jackson, Crystal Jackson and Darrel Daves were each charged with first-degree murder on Thursday. The remains of Jesus Isidor-Mendoza were found Feb. 8 in…


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February 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Man, woman fatally shot in Everett identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of the two people fatally shot last Friday at a home in Everett. Kevin P. Odneal, 50, died of a gunshot wound of the torso. Irene D. “Deni” Halverson, 42,  died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, the medical examiner’s office said. Both deaths…


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February 17, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Gorge death: Man in 2009 hiking party accused of murder

The Associated Press HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A hiking companion has been accused of murder in the death of a woman who fell from a trail six years ago in the Columbia Gorge. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County officials are holding Stephen Wagner Nichols without bail. Authorities say the Bend, Ore., man was arrested in San…


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February 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Victim of 1987 killing in Arizona identified as Spokane teen

The Associated Press MARANA, Ariz. — Authorities in southern Arizona say they’ve identified a teenage girl who was fatally shot in 1987 as being from Spokane, Washington. The Marana Police Department announced Wednesday that DNA submitted by relatives for testing showed conclusively that the victim was Deanna Lee Criswell. Police say Criswell would have been 16 years old…


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February 10, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Cop recalls ‘horrific’ shooting of SPD Officer Timothy Brenton

Christopher Monfort A veteran Seattle police officer paused to compose himself and wipe away tears Tuesday morning as he recounted seeing the massive wounds that Officer Tim Brenton sustained in a fatal ambush on Halloween night 2009. Like Brenton, Sgt. George Davisson was training a rookie officer the night when Brenton’s trainee, Officer Britt Sweeney, broadcast over…


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February 10, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Mill Creek man pleads not guilty in grandmother’s death

The Associated Press EVERETT — A 24-year-old man accused of stabbing his grandmother to death and attacking his grandfather pleaded not guilty Monday in Everett to charges of murder and attempted murder. Shane Hathaway is held on $2 million bail with trial set for March 27. Snohomish County prosecutors say he stabbed 83-year-old Betty Sorg more than 30…


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February 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Hung jury in Kitsap County trial of man accused of killing baby

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of shaking his infant daughter to death. A hung jury Thursday ended the trial of the 22-year-old Kingston man, Hector Francisco Saavedra Ruiz. His re-trial has been scheduled for March 16. The Kitsap Sun reports…


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February 5, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Spokane teen who beat veteran to death sentenced to 20 years

The Associated Press SPOKANE  — A 17-year-old Spokane boy who admitted beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison. Kenan Adams-Kinard pleaded guilty to murder last month and faced a standard sentence of 20 to 27 years in Spokane County Superior Court, The Spokesman-Review reported. Delbert Belton, 88,…


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February 3, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Transient accused of killing man in Parkland fight

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a transient killed a Parkland man with claw hammer or screwdriver in a fight over money. The body of 51-year-old James Patrick Payne was found Saturday in a rented garage with injuries to his head and neck. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune deputies arrested…


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