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November 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Kent man accused of allowing his mother to die from neglect

A 48-year-old Kent man entered not guilty pleas on Thursday to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree theft charges for allegedly causing the death of his elderly mother through neglect and stealing more than $100,000 from her bank accounts in recent years, court records show. Joselito Hondolero is accused of being criminally negligent in the care of his mother, Adriana…


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August 26, 2014 at 11:42 AM

1 dead, 1 arrested after accidental shooting in North Bend

A man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of manslaughter in connection with an accidental shooting Monday night in North Bend. Snoqualmie police Capt. Nick Almquist said officers were called to an apartment in the 45000 block of North Bend Way around 10:30 p.m. for a report of shooting. One person was found dead. Details about the victim…


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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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June 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Washington’s oldest female inmate wins new trial

The Associated Press TACOMA — A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for Washington’s oldest female prison inmate, an 83-year-old convicted in the shooting death of her husband at their home near Bremerton. The court in Tacoma said the trial court should have allowed testimony from an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder and battered person…


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June 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Man sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison for West Seattle killing

A 69-year-old man who shot a stranger in the back outside a West Seattle bar has been sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison, according to the West Seattle Blog. Lovett “Cid” Chambers fatally shot Michael “Travis” Hood, who had moved to Seattle from Jacksonville, Fla., soon before his January 2012 death. Hood was out celebrating…


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June 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM

N.Y. man guilty of running down Mukilteo woman

The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after admitting he was driving drunk when he ran over a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III says Friday that 29-year-old Paul Nicholson II of Saratoga Springs will be sentenced to three to nine…


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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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