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February 19, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Student charged with threatening shooting at Bellevue high school

A 17-year-old student has been charged with felony harassment for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the International School in Bellevue, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. According to the charging documents filed Thursday in King County Juvenile Court, the senior told police he felt bullied and had few friends at the school. Prosecutors say he invited…

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February 9, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Jurors again hear taped confession in Carnation murder trial

Jurors in Joseph McEnroe’s aggravated murder trial on Monday resumed listening to the taped confession made two days after six members of a family were found shot to death in a rural Carnation home on Christmas Eve 2007. On the tape, McEnroe can be heard calmly describing the slayings of his then-girlfriend’s family and how he and Michele Anderson hid the bodies…

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February 6, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Carnation woman accused of trying to sell teen daughter’s virginity

Update at 10:05 p.m.| Bryan Murphy, 38, the truck driver who allegedly tried to pay to have sex with a 14-year-old, was taken into custody without incident in Oklahoma Friday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. Murphy was booked into the Ottawa County Jail awaiting extradition to Washington. Washington State Patrol Capt. Roger Wilbur commended the 14-year-old victim…

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February 6, 2015 at 3:47 PM

5 Juanita High students charged with attempted rape of classmate

Five Juanita High School students have been charged with second-degree attempted rape in an attack on a special-education student. The five students are accused of participating in a bullying incident that occurred in a student locker room of the Kirkland school on Oct. 22, 2014, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The five, who are 14…

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February 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Leader of shellfish-poaching ring sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison Friday for leading a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, pleaded guilty last month to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking in…

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January 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Man sentenced to nearly 70 years for fatal Federal Way shooting

A man was sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison Wednesday for opening fire outside a Federal Way bar in 2012 and killing one man and wounding four other people, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kenneth M. Sutton Jr., 23, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree assault with firearm…

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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 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Court documents describe brutal attack on Renton store clerk

A judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold a man in custody for allegedly slitting the throat of a Renton store clerk during a robbery Wednesday. The 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 13400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South after police received a phone call that…

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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 12:22 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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