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June 16, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Puyallup man who allegedly set girlfriend on fire charged with murder

The Associated Press TACOMA  — Pierce County prosecutors upgraded charges to murder for a Puyallup man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire, causing fatal injuries. The News Tribune reports 39-year-old Angel Reyes pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of murder, arson and resisting arrest. Charging papers says Reyes was upset because he believed Maria Bazan had reconnected with…

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June 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Tacoma teen charged with killing father; body hidden in shed

A 16-year-old Tacoma boy who authorities say killed his father and then covered the body with oil, dirt and cat litter has been charged with second-degree murder. According to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, Rylan Salzman, 16, and his father Richard Salzman, 49, had been drinking at the family home on June 6 while the boy’s mother was attending a party. Rylan’s mother…

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May 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Tacoma man pleads not guilty in double-homicide

A Tacoma man who allegedly used weapons including an ax, electrical cords and a walking stick to kill two people and injure his girlfriend last week pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges today. Aaron Livingston, 38, was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated murder in connection with the beating deaths of Andrew…

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February 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM

3 charged with murder in car theft vigilantism

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says a man was killed for allegedly stealing a car in a case of what he calls “vigilante justice run amok.” The prosecutor says 24-year-old Robert Ward was set up and shot to death Feb. 16 at Fredrickson, where he was lured to a phony drug deal. Three…

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February 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Pierce County man gets 74 years in prison for fatal 1991 shooting

A Pierce County man was sentenced to 74 years in prison Friday for a 1991 shooting that killed one woman, paralyzed another woman and killed her unborn baby. Larry Tarrer, 40, was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and manslaughter Monday after his third trial, which began 23 years after the shooting, which paralyzed Claudia…

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February 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Tacoma man sentenced to 16-1/2 years for shaking infant son

A Tacoma man was sentenced Friday to 16 1/2 years in prison for violently shaking his infant son, causing severe head trauma and internal bleeding. Joshua Sullivan, 19, pleaded guilty on Jan. 31 to assault of a child in the first degree for shaking his 7-day-old son on May 23, 2013, according to the Pierce County…

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February 13, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Tacoma man pleads not guilty to murder in tot’s suffocation

A Tacoma man pleaded not guilty today to a first-degree murder charge in the suffocation of his 2-year-old daughter at his apartment, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’ Office. On Wednesday, Salvador Sanchez-Orozco, 26, allegedly squeezed his daughter until she stopped breathing, then called 911 and told the operator he had killed his daughter. In January,…

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February 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Puyallup teen who accidentally shot friend to be released

The Puyallup teen accused of unintentionally shooting and killing a 13-year-old friend will be released to his parents as the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office reviews evidence, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said today. “It is more important to make the right decision than a quick decision,” said Lindquist said in a news release. “After we’ve reviewed all the reports, and…

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January 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Puyallup man gets life sentence in murder of disabled teen

A man convicted of murdering a developmentally disabled Puyallup teen was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Tyler Savage, 21, was convicted in December of the aggravated murder of 16-year-old Kimberly “Kimmie” Daily, who had the cognitive function of an 11-year-old, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. On Aug. 17, 2010,…

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December 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Jury convicts in murder of developmentally-delayed teen

A 21-year-old Puyallup man was convicted on Tuesday by a Pierce County Superior Court jury of aggravated first-degree murder in the slaying of a developmentally-delayed teen three years ago. Tyler Wolfegang Savage claimed the death was the accidental result of a consensual sex game. But prosecutors produced a taped confession in which Savage admitted meeting Kimberly…

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