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February 17, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Partner of slain Seattle officer testifies in Monfort trial

Update at 3:11 p.m.: Court adjourned for the day Tuesday just after Kelly testified that she and her partner, Timothy Brenton, pulled their patrol car over moments before shots were fired, killing Brenton. Kelly will resume her testimony Wednesday morning. Update at 2:31 p.m.: Seattle police Officer Britt Sweeney Kelly is recalling the Halloween night in 2009 that…

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January 29, 2015 at 4:08 PM

Competency exam ordered for man accused of stabbing Renton clerk

A judge on Thursday man ordered a mental evaluation for a man accused of slitting a the throat of Renton clerk during a robbery earlier this month. After undergoing the evaluation, Darren Gayles will face a competency hearing on Feb. 18 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial for first-degree assault…

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January 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Testimony in Monfort, McEnroe trials to resume Monday

Following a break, testimony in two death-penalty trials being heard in King County Superior Court in Seattle will resume Monday. In an unusual bit of timing, Christopher Monfort, suspected of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, and Joseph McEnroe, charged with killing six members of his then-girlfriend’s family in Carnation in 2007, are being tried…

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January 21, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Wrongful-death suit filed in boat collision on Lake Washington

The parents of a Seattle middle-school teacher killed in a boating collision on Lake Washington in July have filed a wrongful death suit against Richard Hicks, a Renton real estate agent who was allegedly drunk when he is accused of slamming his speeding powerboat into a slow-traveling sail boat. Hicks, 46, was charged with…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: DUI, homicide by watercraft, King County Superior Court

January 20, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Defense attorney: Monfort’s brain ‘went a little haywire’

Update at 2:35 p.m.: Veteran defense attorney Todd Gruenhagan told jurors about Monfort’s troubled childhood and his experiences being bullied as a mixed-race youth in Indiana and Alaska. Monfort was living in Los Angeles in 1991 when LAPD officers beat Rodney King, which marked the beginning of his obsession with instances of police brutality against the…

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January 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM

McEnroe ‘loved’ family he killed but was coerced, attorney says

Update at 2:40 p.m.: Joseph McEnroe’s defense attorney told jurors during his opening statement that McEnroe was coerced into killing the Anderson family by his mentally ill girlfriend. “Joe did love the Andersons; he loved Wayne and Judy. He really liked Michele’s niece and nephew and truly liked children, but over the years Michele would dominate Joe’s life,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, Joseph McEnroe

January 8, 2015 at 8:28 PM

French teacher charged with molesting students at Bellevue school

A French woman who was a visiting second-grade teacher at a language-immersion school in Bellevue has been charged with sexually abusing students. Florence Fournier-Montgieux, 31, is accused of putting her hands down the shirts of two of her female students multiple times prior to her termination from the French Immersion School of Washington in February 2014,…

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December 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Veronica Alicea Galván named to King Co. Superior Court bench

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the appointment of Veronica Alicea Galván to the King County Superior Court bench. Galván is a former Assistant City Attorney for the city of Seattle who currently presides over the Des Moines Municipal Court and operates a dual-language courtroom that allows cases to be heard in Spanish. She earned her law…

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October 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Man who tried to buy sex from teen sentenced to 16 months

Tyler Williams, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who was featured in a Times story last week about local efforts to reduce demand for prostitution, was sentenced Friday to nearly 16 months in prison following his conviction last month for attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor. Williams, who posted an ad seeking sex with “a…

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September 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Wrongfully convicted Seattle man awarded nearly $500,000

A Seattle man who spent 10 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of robbery and burglary was awarded $496,712 during a hearing Friday morning in King County Superior Court. “My plan is to just take it one step at a time,” said Brandon Olebar, the first person freed through the work of the Innocence Project…

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