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September 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Black Diamond man pleads not guilty to killing mother in 2010

A Black Diamond man accused of stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to first-degree premeditated murder. Cecil Walker, 54, is accused of the Aug. 27, 2010, slaying of Ella Walker. The same charge was dismissed in January 2012 after Walker was ruled mentally incompetent and sent to…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sammamish homicide victim met suspect through his church

Update at 1:55 p.m.: A Sammamish man found dead in his home on Wednesday was allegedly killed by a former homeless man who he took in after meeting him through his church. Kevin D. Patterson, 20, was homeless until he met a group of youth pastors from Overlake Christian Church at Jack in the Box restaurant,  according to a defense sentencing…

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September 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Suspect arrested in homicide at Sammamish home

Update at 10:10 p.m. | Kevin D. Patterson, the suspect in the Sammamish homicide, was arrested in British Columbia Wednesday night, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Officers also located the missing BMW. Update at 7:05 p.m. | The suspect wanted in connection with the homicide in Sammamish on Wednesday morning has been identified as Kevin Patterson, 20,…

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September 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Charge filed against dad in 1983 toddler killing in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed a manslaughter charge against a 57-year-old man for killing his 3-year-old son in 1983. Prosecutors said Tuesday that a warrant has been issued for Stanley Guidroz to return to Washington to face the charge. Guidroz is currently serving time in a Louisiana prison for murdering his wife,…

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September 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

4 arrested after body found in Columbia River

The Associated Press PATEROS, Okanogan County — The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros. Sheriff Frank Rogers said a man’s body was found partially submerged in the water at a boat launch south of Pateros on Highway…

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September 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Teen accused of killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright charged with murder

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — The teen accused in the rape and killing of a 6-year-old Washington girl has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated rape. The charges were filed Friday against Gabriel Gaeta in Kitsap County Superior Court. The 17-year-old has been held in the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on $1 million bail…

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September 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Man who fled to Washington gets 50 years for stabbing ex-wife 84 times

The Associated Press MORRISTOWN, N.J.  — A Morris County man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife and covering her face with a pig mask has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. A jury found Anthony Novellino guilty in July of the murder of 62-year-old Judith Novellino, a high school English teacher. The couple had recently divorced. Prosecutors…

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September 11, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Kent police seek witnesses to double homicide at gas station

Kent police are seeking additional witnesses to the Aug. 20 shooting at a Shell gas station that left two employees dead. Detectives believe that there still are unidentified witnesses who may have firsthand knowledge of the shooting at the gas station at 6331 S.212th St. Killed in the shooting were gas station employees David Christianson and…

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September 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Murder charge refiled in 2010 stabbing of Black Diamond woman

A Black Diamond man who was sent to the state mental hospital after allegedly stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 is once again facing criminal charges. Cecil Walker, 54, was charged last week with first-degree premeditated murder in connection with the Aug. 27, 2010, slaying of Ella Walker. The same charge was dismissed in January…

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September 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

59-year sentence for 2008 gang murder at Garfield High School

A South Seattle gang member who fatally shot a teenager at Garfield High School in 2008 was sentenced Wednesday morning to 59 years in prison. D’Angelo Saloy killed 15-year-old Quincy Coleman, a Central District gang member, on Halloween night 2008 while Coleman was hanging out with friends behind the school. Coleman was shot twice in…

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