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August 21, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE  — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75. Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said Hansen died at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for the…

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August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in 2 Seattle slayings now charged with Skyway homicide

A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway. Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th…

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August 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday Prosecutors allege in court documents that Steven Padilla walked up and started stabbing Jose Arias, 65, with a 10-inch knife for apparently no reason. Arias, who appeared to be sleeping when he…

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August 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

UPDATE: 1 arrest reported in Kent double homicide

UPDATE, 8 p.m. | Kent police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting, KING 5 News reported. Update 3:40 p.m.: Kent police say they have detained two men in connection with the slaying of two men at a gas station this morning. Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said detectives are questioning the men and have impounded…

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August 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Pierce County man accused of killing 2 roommates ordered held

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Tacoma-area man suspected of beating two roommates to death with a pipe over the weekend was ordered held without bail. A Pierce County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered 40-year-old Richard Atkisson detained for 72 hours on a fugitive warrant out of California, where he has been charged with a sex…

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August 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Wisconsin man waives hearing in case of Oregon woman’s death

The Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. — A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has waived a preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County Circuit Court where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage…

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August 15, 2014 at 6:34 AM

2nd person held in Benton Co. triple homicide investigation

By Tyler Richardson / Tri-City Herald A second person of interest believed to have been at a gas station with three Pasco residents hours before they were killed is being held at the Umatilla County jail. Cristian R. Hurtado, 23, was recently arrested in Umatilla and is at the jail on $50,000 bail for failing to appear…

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August 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Judge sets bail at $1 million for suspect in Jenise Wright’s death

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Kitsap County prosecutors filed court papers Monday afternoon, detailing probable cause to hold Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta, 17, on one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree rape. In a probable-cause document, a detective wrote that Gaeta had been linked to the slaying of Jenise Wright through a match…

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August 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Officials ID three found dead at Benton County farm

FINLEY, Benton County – Sheriff’s officials say they have identified the three people found dead on a farm in South Central Washington state. The Tri-City Herald reports that 23-year-old David Perez Saucedo and 19-year-old Victoria Torres were found Saturday near a cornfield in Benton County, along with a 23-year-old woman whose name is being withheld pending…

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August 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Cannon Beach death: Records suggest reclusive childhoods

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A Washington state woman accused of killing one daughter and wounding another appears to have raised them without sending them to school or day care, or filing a homeschool request, court and school records show. Jessica Smith, 40, was charged with aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder after the killing and attack…

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