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July 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Charges: South Park man killed mother, stepfather with ax

A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his mother and stepfather on Saturday in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Richard Parenteau Jr., 45, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $5 million bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 6. Parenteau had been…

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July 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Teen girl stabbed Friday in Redmond has died

A teenage girl who was stabbed Friday night in Redmond has died of her injuries, Redmond police said today. Cara A. Neil, 17, was stabbed in the chest during a reported fight in Redmond, police said. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center, with injuries police said were life-threatening. Police responded to reports of a fight Friday night near…

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July 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Richland man pleads guilty to raping, killing baby

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — A Richland man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping and killing his girlfriend’s 9-month-old baby. Prosecutors are recommending a 40-year prison sentence when 37-year-old Jose Luis Aguilar is sentenced in Benton County Superior Court. The Tri-City Herald reports he pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a child and second-degree murder in the death in…

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July 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty to Kirkland woman’s murder

A man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend in Kirkland in January pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Burrell M. Cushman, 28, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail. A case-setting hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4. Cushman was charged on…

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July 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Burien man accused of killing ex-wife, leaving body in car at park and ride

A judge found probable cause on Tuesday to hold a 41-year-old Burien man on investigation of second-degree murder after he told Seattle police late Sunday that he though his ex-wife was dead and that her body was in a vehicle at a Kent Park and Ride. The man waived his first court appearance Tuesday and a bond…

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July 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Man accused of June double homicide arrested in New Jersey

New Jersey authorities have arrested a man suspected of the June 1 double shooting of two men in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood. Ali Muhammed Brown, 30, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J., on Friday afternoon without incident. New Jersey’s Essex County Prosecutors Homicide Task Force and West Orange police arrested Brown on warrant charges. The…

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July 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Trial begins in 2008 gang slaying of teen at Garfield High

Testimony is under way in the trial of a man accused of killing 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounding a second boy at Garfield High School nearly six years ago. Deangelo A. Saloy, 22, is on trial in King County Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on…

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July 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Cellphone photos led Pierce County deputies to woman’s body

The Associated Press TACOMA  — A Pierce County man who reported his girlfriend missing is accused of killing her and dumping her body in Belfair. Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged 41-year-old William Grisso with first-degree murder. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf in Superior Court. Bail was set at $1 million. Court documents show Grisso…

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July 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Ex-boyfriend charged in January strangling of Kirkland woman

The ex-boyfriend of a 28-year-old Kirkland mother who was found strangled in January was charged today with second-degree murder. Before the body of Amy Rene Hargrove was found Jan. 6 in her mother’s Kirkland home, she had taken out a protection order pointing police to her ex-boyfriend in the event anything happened to her. “A piece of…

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July 8, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Federal Way woman arrested in husband’s death to be released

A 50-year-old Federal Way woman who was jailed last week for allegedly stabbing her husband to death was ordered released today pending ongoing investigation, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. The woman was arrested Wednesday on investigation of second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Eric Winters, 52,  and held…

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