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February 20, 2014 at 9:54 AM

His gun killed daughter: Marysville cop returning

The Associated Press MARYSVILLE — A Marysville police officer who was fired and then reinstated after his gun killed his 7-year-old daughter is set to return to work Friday. Derek Carlile appealed his firing and last month was awarded his job back in binding arbitration. The Daily Herald reports city officials have not said what Carlile’s position…

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January 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Marysville cop fired over child’s shooting could get job back

A former Marysville police officer, who was fired last year after his 3-year-old son fatally shot his 7-year-old sister with the officer’s handgun, may get his job back. An arbitrator this week determined that the city should rehire Officer Derek Carlile, 32, 0f Camano Island, according to his former lawyer, David Allen. Carlile was fired in May following…

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October 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Skagit County couple sentenced to prison for adopted daughter’s death

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as punishment were sentenced to prison for decades Tuesday for her death. Carri Williams was sentenced to just under 37 years, the top of the standard sentencing range, by a judge who said she probably deserved more time in prison. Her…

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October 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Bulgarian fugitive in 18 human-trafficking deaths arrested in Kirkland

A convicted Bulgarian fugitive and human trafficker, responsible for the deaths of 18 Sri Lankan nationals who suffocated in the back of a cargo truck in 1995, has been arrested in Kirkland, where he had been working as a long-haul trucker, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Members of the Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested 58-year-old Plamen Vladimirov Trifonov last week, according to a federal court docket. He is being held pending a Nov. 1 extradition and detention hearing before U.S. Magistrate  Judge James Donohue.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal James Adkins, who commands the task force, said Trifonov was arrested after federal law-enforcement authorities determined he had been living in the Seattle area. Adkins said Trifonov immigrated illegally to the U.S. in 2005 and was arrested by U.S. Immigration authorities in 2006. Trifonov was facing deportation, and Adkins said “nobody had a clue” that he had been convicted in 2002 and sentenced to eight years in prison in Bulgaria. At the time, Adkins said, it would not have mattered since Buglaria and the U.S. have only had an extradition treaty since 2009.

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February 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Judge: Imprisoned arsonist Martin Pang not entitled to court documents

A King County Superior Court judge has denied a motion filed by Martin Pang seeking additional court documents from the King County Prosecutor’s Office more than 15 years after he was convicted of starting a fire that killed four Seattle firefighters. Jeffrey Ellis, who is representing the man convicted of setting the fatal 1995 warehouse fire,…

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January 13, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in death of boyfriend

A woman was arrested early Saturday morning by Snohomish C0unty Sheriff’s deputies investigating the death of her boyfriend. The woman, described as in her 50s, was being held in the county jail on investigation of second-degree manslaughter, according to a statement issued Sunday afternoon by the Snohomish County sheriff’s office. According to the sheriff’s office, about 12:46 a.m. Satuday deputies…

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November 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Marysville officer sobs at start of his trial in shooting death of daughter

EVERETT — Marysville police Officer Derek Carlile hung his head and sobbed this morning as Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Lisa Paul recounted the moments that led up to his daughter’s death at the hands of his 3-year-old son. Paul said Carlile, 31, was in a rush to get to a wedding with his family on March 10 when…

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November 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Marysville cop’s trial in shooting death of daughter to begin Thursday

The trial of a Marysville police officer who was charged with manslaughter after his 7-year-old daughter was fatally shot by her younger brother in March is expected to begin tomorrow morning in Everett. Jenna Carlile was shot on March 10 when Officer Derek Carlile, who was off duty, and his wife stopped in Stanwood on…

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August 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Manslaughter charge filed in fatal Skyway shooting

An 18-year-old Tukwila man was charged today with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of another man Aug. 1 in Skyway. Kedric Carter, who is being held in the King County Jail, was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the slaying of 19-year-old Gerard Rogers. Carter and Rogers were among a large…

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June 18, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Plea deal announced in 1978 slaying of Renton woman

A man arrested last year in connection with the 1978 slaying of an 80-year-old Renton-area woman entered an Alford Plea today to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The victim, Arlene Roberts was found Oct. 27, 1978, half-naked on the bed of her tiny trailer, her arms and legs…

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