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October 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Northshore school substitute accused of child-porn possession

A 72-year-old substitute teacher for the Northshore School District was arrested at his Woodinville home on Wednesday after a computer technician found sexual images of young children on the Apple iMac the teacher had brought in to be fixed, according to Kirkland police. Kurtis Kasner was ordered held on $500,000 bail on Thursday and is expected to be…

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October 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM

‘Buyer Beware:’ King County taking aim at those who pay for sex

With as many as 27,000 men in King County going online to solicit sex each day, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg vowed at a Wednesday news conference that men who pay for sex with prostituted women and girls will be increasingly targeted for arrest and prosecution. In announcing the county’s participation in a national program aimed at attacking…

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October 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Report: SPD officer caused ‘unnecessary’ injury to suspect

A  Seattle police officer caused “unnecessary and forseeable injury” when he punched a handcuffed woman during a June incident, according a police training expert’s opinion submitted to prosecutors. The opinion about the conduct of Officer Adley Shepherd was reached by Robert Bragg Jr. of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the Washington State…

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October 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

2 men each sentenced to 25 years for brutal Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked another man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland a year ago were each sentenced Friday to just over 25 years in prison. Blessing Gainey, 20, and  Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary last month. Both charges carried weapons enhancements, and prosecutors had recommended the men each…

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October 2, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Man, 19, charged with fatal Pioneer Square shooting

A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in connection with last week’s fatal shooting in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Kenneth Bernard Jones Jr. is accused of shooting Melvin V. “TayTay” Dees, 22, several times near Yesler Way and Second Avenue Extension South around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 24. Dees was taken to Harborview Medical Center,…

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September 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court. Darrion Keith Holiwell was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution…

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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 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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September 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Kent double homicide suspect pleads not guilty

A 29-year-old Burien man pleaded not guilty Monday morning to two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of two men Aug. 20 at a Kent gas station. Leland  Russell Jr., whose bail was initially set at $2 million following his arrest, is being held without bail after Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner successfully argued that a…

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September 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Carnation defendant competency ruling not expected for 2 weeks

What was supposed to be a two-day hearing to determine if Michele Anderson is competent to stand trial and potentially face the death penalty in the alleged killings of six family members in 2007 has morphed into a multi-day affair, with a ruling from the trial judge not expected for at least two…

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