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June 20, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Seattle killer who got life sentence as teen could soon be freed

For more than 20 years, Jeremiah Bourgeois thought he would die in prison for a homicide he committed in Seattle when he was 14. Now, after spending more than half his life in prison, the 36-year-old could soon be free following a recent change in the state’s juvenile sentencing law. In 1992, Bourgeois became the second-youngest person in the…

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March 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Teen charged with murder of man on Greenwood street

King County prosecutors this morning charged 17-year-old Byron White with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of David L. Peterson on Feb.23 in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. The teen was charged in adult court under a state law that provides for automatic adult prosecution for 16- and 17-year-olds suspected of serious violent offenses. Charging documents allege…

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February 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Longview teen confesses to killing, skinning pet goat

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A Cowlitz County Humane Society official says a Longview teen who wanted to try being an outdoorsman has confessed to killing and skinning a family’s pet goat. The Daily News reports that Mike Nicholson of the Humane Society says a tip led the animal welfare group and Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies to…

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February 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

13-year-old sentenced to 4 months for Westlake Mall attack

A 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty today to first-degree attempted robbery, two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree theft in the beating of a Westlake Mall concierge and assault of two teens in two separate incidents last summer, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Under a plea deal, the boy was sentenced to 120 days in detention, and an additional…

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January 13, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Boy, 16, accused of attempted murder in Bellingham

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 16-year-old boy accused of forcing his way into a Bellingham home and beating and choking a woman into unconsciousness told police he was high on marijuana and mushrooms at the time. When the 44-year-old woman regained consciousness Saturday morning the attacker was gone. Police found a pair of pants in the…

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November 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Kent teen charged with raping 8-year-old girl

A 14-year-old boy accused of raping an 8-year-old girl in Kent last Thursday was charged today with first-degree rape and first-degree child rape. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is also seeking an alternate charge of second-degree rape. Prosecutors want to try the boy in adult court rather than juvenile court, which required a hearing before a judge…

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October 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Prosecutors seek 1 trial in fatal beating of WWII veteran in Spokane

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Prosecutors are seeking just one trial for two Spokane teenagers accused of beating a World War II veteran to death. Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, face charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. They could face life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors this week said the two…

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October 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Man assaulted in Westlake Park files claim against city

An attorney representing Joseph Crudo, the conceierge/security guard at the Seaboard Building who was beaten by a group of young people in Westlake Park in July, filed a tort claim against the city last week, alleging the city and mayor’s office were negligent in protecting the public from known dangers. Patrick Reddy filed the claim on…

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October 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

13-year-old boy arrested in brutal attack in Westlake Park

A 13-year-old Des Moines boy was arrested by Seattle police Thursday night in connection with a vicious beating of a security guard in Westlake Park in July. The boy made his first court appearance in King County Juvenile Court on Friday, where a judge found probable cause that the boy committed the crimes of third-degree assault…

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August 20, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Teen suspected of 2 rapes in Kent to be tried in adult court

A King County judge today ruled that a 16-year-old boy accused of two rapes in Kent last year should be prosecuted  in adult court. Chrisean Cressel is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman behind a chiropractor’s office and a 17-year-old girl who was assaulted behind an apartment complex in Kent. The rapes occurred Oct. 29…

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