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July 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Sex offender accused of masturbating in front of woman

A 37-year-old West Seattle man, who police say exposed himself and masturbated in front of different women at least three times in recent weeks, was charged today with indecent exposure and failing to register as a sex offender, according to King County prosecutors. Duane Atwood was arrested Friday and was released from the King County Jail…

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July 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Charges: South Park man killed mother, stepfather with ax

A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his mother and stepfather on Saturday in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Richard Parenteau Jr., 45, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $5 million bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 6. Parenteau had been…

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July 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty to Kirkland woman’s murder

A man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend in Kirkland in January pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Burrell M. Cushman, 28, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail. A case-setting hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4. Cushman was charged on…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Renton man charged with homicide by watercraft in fatal boat collision

A Renton man was charged today with homicide by watercraft and assault by watercraft in connection with Wednesday’s Lake Washington boat collision that killed a Seattle schoolteacher. Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, a Renton real-estate agent and former University of Washington football player, remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for…

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July 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Trial begins in 2008 gang slaying of teen at Garfield High

Testimony is under way in the trial of a man accused of killing 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounding a second boy at Garfield High School nearly six years ago. Deangelo A. Saloy, 22, is on trial in King County Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on…

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July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Man charged with manslaughter for slapping Sea-Tac Airport co-worker who died

A 27-year-old Federal Way man was charged today with first-degree manslaughter after he struck a co-worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday and the co-worker later died. According to court documents filed in King County Superior Court, Taumailelei Mapusua Jr., an employee of Integrated Airplane Service, got into an argument over a piece of equipment with the…

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July 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Suspect in Leschi double homicide charged with murder

Ali Muhammad Brown, accused of shooting two men at close range in Leschi a month ago, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Brown’s whereabouts are unknown. Police in New Jersey say he may be responsible for a robbery in that state last weekend. The charges filed Tuesday offer new details into the slayings of Dwone…

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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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June 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Seattle man charged in alleged South Park kidnapping

A 25-year-old Seattle man accused of dragging a 10-year-old girl into a South Park wooded area and threatening to rape her on Monday has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Dejon Luciano Robinson allegedly approached the girl as she was walking from her grandparents’ house to a friend’s house…

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June 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Prosecutor: SPU shootings suspect ‘wanted to feel hate’

Aaron Rey Ybarra, the Mountlake Terrace man accused of killing one student and wounding two others at Seattle Pacific University last week, was “inspired’ by the mass shootings at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, King County prosecutors allege in charging documents filed today. Ybarra even documented his thoughts and feelings in a handwritten journal he kept…

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