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December 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

‘Tuba Man’ killer jailed in Seattle drug sting

One of the three people convicted as teens in the 2008 slaying of Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael is in trouble again.

In fact, all three are now behind bars.

Kenneth Kelly, 20, was arrested last night on a drug charge in the park next to the King County Courthouse during a police operation, Seattle police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said today. Kelly was spotted selling crack cocaine and was taken into custody, according to Whitcomb.

Kelly had “a small amount of crack and a little over $200″ in his possession, Whitcomb said.

He has not been charged.

Kelly had recently been released from prison following a conviction last year for unlawful possession of a firearm, according to court records.

Kelly, who was 15 at the time, and Billy Chambers and Ja’Mari Jones, both 16, pleaded guilty April 3, 1999, to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 53-year-old McMichael, who was beaten Oct. 25, 2008, during a robbery near Seattle Center and later died of his injuries.

McMichael was known for playing his tuba outside Seattle sporting events and Seattle Opera performances.


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May 31, 2013 at 9:26 AM

‘Tuba Man’ killer gets 6 years in prison for firearms charge

Billy Chambers, who as a teenager was involved in the beating death of Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael, was sentenced this morning to six years in federal prison for an unrelated firearms charge. Chambers, who pleaded guilty in March to a federal count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, will also face three years of supervised release when…


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December 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Man slain in Bellevue bar identified

The man killed early Monday during a shooting at a Bellevue bar has been identified by a law enforcement source as as DeShawn Milliken, 30. Milliken was shot and killed at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar at Bellevue Square in what police have said was an isolated incident. Authorities are looking for Ja’Mari Jones, 19, who they say…


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December 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Judge decides ‘Tuba Man’ killer to remain behind bars

Billy Chambers isn’t going anywhere — at least for now. At a hearing last week on federal firearms charges, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Alice Theiler ordered Chambers released on bond, with GPS monitoring and other restrictions. But before that could happen, federal prosecutors opposed the release of the 19-year-old felon, calling him “a danger to the community and potential flight…


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October 5, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Morning Memo: 10 local stories to know this Friday

1. REMAINS OF MAN MISSING 32 YEARS FOUND NEAR WASHOUGAL  Remains found by a property owner clearing brush last month near Washougal, in Skamania County, have been identified as a man who had been missing since 1980. The Skamania County sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Kenneth P. Stovner lived about a half-mile away. The remains were…


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March 7, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Teen convicted in Tuba Man killing is in jail on gun charge

Kenneth Daijon Kelly, 18, was charged late last month with unlawful possession of a firearm after Seattle police gang officers found a gun within his reach inside a car. Kelly was arrested on Feb. 26, near Boeing Access Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, while riding in a black 1993 Mercedes sedan. Police said in…


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March 7, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Tuba Man killer … 60 degrees (soon) … Good samaritan killer

Weather: Darn cold overnight, with temps in the 20s in many places, ice on car windows and some slippery roads. Didn’t we say we’d have spring-like weather this week? Can’t get here soon enough.  It is supposed to be clear later today and tomorrow, and looks like there will be some sun. And then there’s…


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