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February 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Parkland teacher accused of having sex with student

A high school science teacher in Pierce County has been charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student Andrew McKay, 30, a teacher at Washington High School in Parkland, is alleged to have been having sex with the student since April, according to a news release…

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| More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Franklin Pierce School District, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, sexual misconduct with a minor

January 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Court overturns conviction of Lakewood cop killer’s getaway driver

Darcus Allen, the man convicted of driving Maurice Clemmons to and from the coffee shop where Clemmons ambushed four Lakewood police officers in 2009, had his conviction and 420-year sentence overturned by the state Supreme Court Thursday morning. In a unanimous opinion, the court ruled that the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office engaged in “prejudicial misconduct” during Allen’s 2011 trial “by…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Lakewood Police, Lakewood Police Department, Maurice Clemmons

September 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Roommate charged in South Hill man’s death

The roommate of the man whose body was found in a South Hill home last month has been charged with first-degree murder and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Michael Clifford Boisselle is accused of fatally shooting Brandon Shane Zomalt last month and later disposing of evidence in Auburn, according to the Pierce County…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, South Hill

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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Puyallup

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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, patricide, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, shooting

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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Pierce County Jail, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

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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