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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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January 16, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Man accused of killing 3 in Idaho fights extradition from Washington

The Associated Press COLFAX, Whitman County — A man suspected of fatally shooting three people — including his mother — before leading authorities on a high-speed chase is fighting extradition back to Idaho. John Lee’s decision Friday to not waive the formal extradition process means Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will have to request extradition from Washington Gov. Jay…

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January 16, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Deputies ask for tips in Lake Stevens homicide investigation

Detectives are looking for information about the slaying of Summer Francis Smith, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning. The remains of the 18-year-old were found in Lake Stevens earlier this month.  While sheriff’s detectives are investigating her slaying as a homicide, her cause and manner of death have not been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s…

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January 16, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Man accused of stabbing grandparents at Mill Creek home

A man who allegedly stabbed his grandparents in Mill Creek has been tracked down by police dogs and arrested, according to a news release. Mill Creek police responded to a 911 call from a man at about midnight on Thursday saying he had been stabbed by his grandson. When medics and police arrived at the scene, they…

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January 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Court records reveal new details in Portland hotel homicide

The Associated Press PORTLAND — New court records show detectives used phone records to track down the Washington man accused of killing an escort last month at a Portland hotel. Search warrant affidavits filed in Seattle and obtained by The Oregonian show Tae Bum Yoon exchanged more than 25 text messages with Ashley Benson on Christmas, and…

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January 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Son charged in father’s shooting death near Redmond

When his father told him to move out of the family’s Redmond-area house, 22-year-old Mark Karasek engaged in a “daylong argument” that culminated with the fatal shooting of Zdenek Karasek on Friday, according to King County prosecutors. Karasek, who is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail, was charged Tuesday with…

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January 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Bail set for 2 suspects in fatal drive-by shooting in Seattle

A King County District Court judge on Saturday set bail for two men in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Rainier Valley on New Year’s Eve. Bail was set at $1 million for the alleged shooter, a 19-year-old man who was ordered held on investigation of second-degree murder, drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of…

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January 12, 2015 at 12:22 PM

Hearing Monday for Redmond-area man accused of killing father

UPDATE at 4:53 p.m.: Mark Karasek, who is accused of fatally shooting his father on Friday, did not appear in court Monday, prompting the judge to set over his bond hearing until Tuesday. The deadline for King County prosecutors to formally charge the 22-year-old is Wednesday. Meanwhile, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Monday that Zdenek Karasek…

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January 10, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Son arrested after father fatally shot in Redmond home

A 22-year-old man is being held on investigation of homicide after his father was shot and killed late Friday afternoon at a home east of Redmond, said King County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. DB Gates. A call to the police  at 5:25 p.m. described an argument between the son and his 51-year-old father at the residence in the…

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January 9, 2015 at 7:25 PM

1 of 3 ‘Tuba Man’ killers sentenced to 18-1/2 years in Bellevue slaying

A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing a Renton man at a Bellevue Square restaurant on Christmas Eve 2012 was sentenced Friday to 18-1/2 years in prison. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones, 21, pleaded guilty in December for fatally shooting DeShawn Milliken, 30, at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar that operated in Bellevue Square. He faced up…

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