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December 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Accused killer of Seattle wine steward takes the stand

Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman took the stand Thursday morning in his murder trial for the August 2012 slaying of Seattle wine steward Yancy Noll. After presenting its case over the past two weeks, the prosecution rested Thursday morning and defense attorney John Henry Browne gave an opening statement and put Bowman on the stand. Prosecutors claim Bowman, 31, shot Noll…

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November 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

After 3 months in hospital, Kitsap County woman heads to jail on murder charge

After spending nearly three months at Harborview Medical Center, a 55-year-old Central Kitsap County woman was booked into jail Wednesday night, accused of fatally stabbing her husband and then setting their house on fire Aug. 31, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Chong Charpentier, who has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson,…

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November 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Moses Lake man charged with murder of Yakima teacher

Columbia Basin Herald YAKIMA — A Moses Lake man with no criminal history was arrested last week and charged with killing a Wapato Middle School teacher. Marty Grismer, 27, was arrested by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Desiree Sunford. Sunford was killed in her home in April…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Police: Man sought in Port Orchard slaying in custody

Update at 9 p.m.:  The man wanted in connection with the slaying of a Port Orchard woman is in custody, according to the Wilsonville Police Department. David Michael Kalac was taken into custody by officers in Wilsonville, south of Portland, after he turned himself in to a deputy, police said. Kalac was taken into custody without incident. Update at 6 p.m.: Police say they…

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October 1, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Grandview man gets 17 years for killing friend

Tri-City Herald A Grandview, Yakima County, man will spend 17 years behind bars for fatally stabbing a friend, then running over his body and stashing it in the trunk of a car. Robert B. McCorkindale was sentenced Tuesday in Benton County Superior Court for the June 2013 murder of Preston Yahne. The prison term, ordered by Judge Bruce…

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September 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Spokane-area man pleads guilty to murder, using acid on body

The Spokesman-Review The 28-year-old man who strangled his girlfriend then attempted to dispose of her body using a weak acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts the plea deal agreed to Monday. Jason Hart pleaded guilty Monday morning to second-degree murder in the strangulation of Regan Jolley in June 2013. He briefly appeared…

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August 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Competency check for teen accused in 6-year-old Jenise Wright’s death

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused in the rape and killing of 6-year-old Jenise Wright will be evaluated next week to see if he’s competent to stand trial. The Kitsap Sun reports Gabriel Gaeta made a brief appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court on Thursday. At that hearing, Deputy Prosecutor…

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August 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Relapsed addict gets 27 1/2 years in Bellevue aunt’s killing

A man who had pleaded guilty to bludgeoning his 72-year-old aunt to death during a relapse on drugs was sentenced Friday to 27 1/2  years in prison. The decades Mark Irwin will serve for second-degree murder come despite an appeal from his sister and brother-in-law, who asked King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff for the shortest…

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July 31, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man charged with 2nd degree murder in cold case

A state prison inmate serving time for burglary and robbery was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a 23-year-old man in New Holly more than a decade ago. San Saeyang is accused of fatally shooting Boumma Khammanivong outside his New Holly apartment on Feb. 22, 2003, according to the Seattle Police Department. Khammanivong’s death…

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