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December 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Felony charge filed in attack at Myrtle Edwards Park

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Coty Durand Kelly (Washington State Department of Corrections photo)

A convicted sex offender accused of fondling a woman at Myrtle Edwards Park on Sunday morning has been charged with indecent liberties, a felony.

Coty Durand Kelly, 25, was arrested after several people dialed 911 to report that a man was chasing people around the waterfront park. After talking with witnesses, police found Kelly in a parking garage near the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park, according to police.

The victim, 39, told police that Kelly ran up from behind her, tackled her and sexually assaulted her when she was out for a walk, according to the charges, which were filed Tuesday. The woman told police that she first noticed Kelly because he was urinating in the park.

When he headed in her direction, she ”stepped up her pace,” according to the charges. The woman told police that she needed to get away from the man, so she ran toward a more populated part of the park. The victim looked over her shoulder and saw Kelly following her, charges allege.

“Suddenly, however, without warning, [the woman] was grabbed from behind and pushed to her knees,” charges said.

Kelly assaulted her, according to the charges. After about 30 seconds, the man released his hold on her and walked away. Two witnesses yelled at Kelly and dialed 911. These witnesses identified the suspect for police, charging documents said.

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October 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Man pleads to killing grandparents following his prison release

Michael Chadd Boysen, center, stands between lawyers James Conroy, left, and Scott Ketterling.  (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Michael Chadd Boysen, center, stands between lawyers James Conroy, left, and Scott Ketterling. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

The man accused of strangling his grandparents in their Renton home on March 9 — the day after he got out of prison — entered an Alford plea Friday morning to two counts of aggravated first-degree murder.

Michael Chadd Boysen, 27, faces a sentence of life in prison without parole. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office had decided in August not to seek the death penalty. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 18.

In an Alford plea, a defendant concedes there is sufficient evidence to support a conviction, but does not directly acknowledge guilt. Boysen entered the plea against the advice of his defense counsel.

He said in a written statement that he can’t recall the specific circumstances of the slayings, but he’s truly remorseful and doesn’t want to put his family through the trauma of a trial.

Boysen was released from the Monroe Correctional Complex on March 8 after serving nine months of a 16-month sentence for attempted burglary. His grandparents, Robert Taylor, 82, and Norma Taylor, 80, picked him up from prison that morning and spent the day with him running errands. That night, they hosted a welcome-home party celebrating his return.

According to charging documents, he was supposed to spend the night there and be picked up at noon the next day by his paternal aunt. When she arrived, however, there was no answer at the door. The woman said she called Boysen’s sister to tell her, and then left.

A few hours later, Melanie Taylor — the couple’s daughter and Boysen’s adoptive mother — let herself into the home with a key.  She noticed her parents’ red 2001 Chrysler 300 was missing, as was her mother’s cellphone, according to the court papers. The documents note that Norma Taylor was deaf and used her phone to communicate through text messages.

“After spending some time in the house waiting,” the charges say,  Melanie Taylor “decided to look around” and noticed the unmade bed in the spare room where her son was supposed to  have spent the night. Not long afterward, she found her parents dead in the room’s closet, according to the court documents.

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July 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Driver in West Seattle crash charged with vehicular homicide

The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision in West Seattle on Saturday was charged today in King County Superior Court with vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors allege that 43-year-old William Kelly Edmon, of Seattle, was driving under the influence when he sped through a red light at  Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Kenyon…

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June 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Sunday memo: Father’s Day reading, sun halo, Blanco’s grand slam

Happy Father’s Day: Congratulations and a hearty thank you to those who have set out on man’s greatest endeavor — fatherhood. A roundup of coverage: Hands-on dads are mainstream now | Great literary dads | Poll: Most men aspiring to be dads The slow to develop DUI docket: The King County Prosecutor’s Office typically takes nearly three months…

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May 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Arraignment postponed in fatal wrong-way crash on 520

UPDATE AT 1:43 P.M.: Robertson’s arraignment has be rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday. UPDATE AT 12:04 P.M.: A spokesman for the King County Jail says Robertson had a medical appointment. His arraignment will be rescheduled, likely for later this week. ORIGINAL POST: The arraignment for a Tacoma man accused of killing a woman in a wrong-way…

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August 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Pair charged with killing North Seattle man in December

A 51-year-old Lake Stevens man and a 49-year-old Seattle woman were each charged today with first-degree murder in connection with the slaying of a decorated Navy veteran inside his North Seattle apartment in December. Charles Jungbluth was arrested on Thursday for investigation of homicide after DNA evidence gathered inside victim Francis “Patrick” Fleming’s ransacked apartment…

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July 12, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Prosecutor’s office: No charges against Granite Falls mayor

The Associated Press  The King County prosecutor’s office won’t file any charges against the mayor of Granite Falls, who was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during a public argument with relatives. Prosecutor’s spokesman Dan Donohoe said Thursday there is insufficient evidence to charge Haroon Saleem. He was arrested Monday night after port police responded to a dispute they…

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May 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Man accused of killing Shoreline teen turns himself in

Joseph Cooley, the 20-year-old Seattle man charged with killing a teen and wounding another youth, turned himself in at the King County Jail late last night. Cooley was wanted in connection with the death of Tiana Montgomery, a 17-year-old Shorecrest High School student. Montgomery and Darrold Devaughn Edwards, 18, were shot while “in or…

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March 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Rapist ordered held in attack on U District women

A King County District Court judge today found probable cause to hold Robert Douglas Hitt for allegedly breaking into a University District house early Monday and binding the hands of the six young women who live there. Judge Anne Harper ordered Hitt, 34, held on $900,000 bail — $150,000 for each of the six alleged victims…

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March 3, 2012 at 8:02 AM

State toughens sentence for DUI vehicular homicide

The state Legislature has passed a bill that will toughen the sentence for DUI-related vehicular-homicide convictions. On Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 2216, which increases the penalties for drunk drivers charged with vehicular homicide. The measure passed the House unanimously on Feb. 13. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, who has long been pushing for the change…

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