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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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September 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Judge declines to seal competency evaluation in Carnation slayings

A two-day hearing is under way in King County Superior Court to determine if Michele Anderson is mentally competent to stand trial, and potentially face the death penalty, for allegedly killing six members of her family on Christmas Eve 2007 in Carnation. Juror summonses have already been mailed out in the case of Anderson’s co-defendant, former…

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August 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

1st-degree murder charges filed in Kent double homicide

King County prosecutors charged a 29-year-old Burien man with two counts of first-degree murder on Monday in connection with last week’s double homicide outside a Kent gas station. Leland Dean Russell, whose bail was initially set at $2 million following his arrest, is now being held without bail after Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner successfully…

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August 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM

2 sentenced to prison for killing Kent woman, burning her body

A Kent man was sentenced to 45 ½ years in prison for killing a woman and burning her body in her car near Black Diamond in May 2012. A King County jury last month found 32-year-old Kennon Fastrup of first-degree murder, second-degree arson, attempting to elude police and violating a no-contact order. Fastrup’s co-defendant, Michelle Backstrom, 37, was…

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August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in 2 Seattle slayings now charged with Skyway homicide

A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway. Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th…

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August 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Renton woman accused of setting husband on fire pleads not guilty

The Associated Press KENT — A Renton woman who told police she set fire to her husband because shooting him would be too nice pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence assault. The King County prosecutor’s office says 39-year-old Tatanysha Hedman remained jailed after Tuesday’s arraignment in Kent with bail set at $500,000. Court papers say…

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