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December 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Man indicted in Alaska slaying of former Washington lawmaker

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A man accused of shooting an Alaska prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman was indicted on murder charges by a grand jury. Ronald Fischer, 47, was charged Thursday with first- and second-degree murder in the Dec. 8 shotgun death of Brian Sullivan, an assistant district attorney in Barrow, the country’s…

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December 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Sentencing in Yancy Noll slaying set for Jan. 2

Sentencing for the man convicted of the August 2012 drive-by slaying of Yancy Noll has been scheduled for Jan. 2, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement for killing Noll as he sat in his car in North Seattle. Noll, a wine steward at…

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December 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Body found near Wapato was homicide victim

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The autopsy on a body found by hunters east of Wapato showed extensive trauma to his skull. The Yakima County sheriff’s office says detectives are investigating the death of 29-year-old Omar Vargas-Cortez as a homicide. The body was found Sunday afternoon and the autopsy was performed Monday. The sheriff’s office says Vargas-Cortez had been…

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December 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Suspect in Georgetown homicide facing potential 3rd strike

A SeaTac man who was charged last week with second-degree murder is facing a possible life sentence if convicted of his third-strike offense after a fatal shooting outside a Georgetown motorcycle club. A King County judge ordered Joshua Everybodytalksabout, 37, to be held without bail as a persistent offender as he awaits trial in the Dec….

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December 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at private motorcycle club

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting early Sunday at a private motorcycle club in the Georgetown neighborhood. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon and booked into jail on investigation of homicide. Police offered no other details on the arrest. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South Doris…

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December 11, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Bowman guilty of 1st-degree murder in wine steward’s slaying

A King County jury has convicted a 32-year-old Seattle man of first-degree murder for the August 2012 drive-by shooting that claimed the life of wine steward Yancy Noll as he drove home from his job at a supermarket. In finding Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman guilty, jurors agreed with prosecutors that the murder was premeditated. Bowman admitted to the…

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December 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

‘Tuba Man’ killer pleads guilty to Bellevue nightclub slaying

A man who was convicted as a teenager of killing street musician Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to an unrelated fatal shooting in Bellevue on Christmas Eve 2012. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing DeShawn Milliken in the Mirror Lounge at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar in Bellevue Square. The…

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December 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Police: Felon killed former Tacoma lawmaker in jealous rage

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A convicted Alaska felon with a history of assaulting women was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of an assistant state prosecutor in Barrow. Ronald Fischer, 47, was arraigned in the death of Brian Sullivan, an assistant district attorney in the country’s northernmost community. In a charging document, North Slope…

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December 9, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Jury to begin deliberations Wednesday in wine steward’s slaying

After hearing closing arguments Tuesday afternoon, a King County Superior Court jury will begin its deliberations Wednesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman — and will decide if the fatal shooting of wine steward Yancy Noll in August 2012 was premeditated murder or an act of self-defense. Bowman, who turned 32…

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December 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Former Tacoma legislator Brian Sullivan shot and killed in Alaska

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A former Washington state representative working as an assistant district attorney in Alaska was killed Monday night in a shooting. KTUU-TV reports 48-year-old Brian Sullivan died Monday night in a shooting at a home in Barrow, the northernmost community in the United States. North Slope Borough officials say a man was taken into…

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