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November 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Marysville woman pleads guilty to federal firearms, drug charges

A 34-year-old Marysville woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to unlawful dealing in firearms, being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Heather Chancey, also known as Heather Slater, was leader of four people indicted in July by federal prosecutors for allegedly…

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October 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Murder charge filed in fatal beating of South Seattle man

A man was charged with second-degree murder today in connection with the brutal beating of a South Seattle man last month. Hosea Wilcox, 38, is also charged with unlawful posession of a firearm, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. He is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Wilcox is…

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October 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Teen convicted of killing ‘Tuba Man’ charged with firearm possession

Billy Chambers and two accomplices have each been charged with first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for allegedly stealing an already stolen assault rifle from a parked car belonging to another felon, according to charges filed today in King County Superior Court. Chambers, now 19, was one of three juveniles who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for…

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May 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Mother of boy in Bremerton school shooting pleads guilty

The mother of a third-grade boy who brought a handgun to a Bremerton elementary school has pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a shooting that injured a classmate of the boy. Amina Kocer-Bowman, 9, was wounded when the .45-caliber handgun discharged in the boy’s backpack Feb. 22 at Armin Jahr Elementary School. She underwent…

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March 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Boy who allegedly brought gun to school pleads not guilty

A 14-year-old boy who allegedly brought a handgun to his Renton-area middle school on Monday pleaded not guilty today to a charge of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in King County Juvenile Court. The youth, who is not being named because he has been charged as a juvenile, is accused of pulling out a gun while at…

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March 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

50-year sentence for murder of Skyway 12-year-old

A King County Superior Court judge this afternoon sentenced a 36-year-old gang member to 50 years in prison for the April 2010 killing of Alajawan Brown, a 12-year-old boy who was shot in the back outside a Skyway convenience store. During his trial in January, Curtis Walker attempted to pin the shooting on another man, but the jury…

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March 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Man kicked by Seattle cop sentenced in gun case

The 19-year-old man who was seen on video being kicked by a Seattle police officer after an alleged robbery in 2010 was sentenced this morning to 18 months in prison in an unrelated case. D’Vontaveous Hoston was convicted last month of unlawful possession of a firearm. The conviction stems from an incident July 22 when…

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February 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Man sentenced to 27 years for killing Ballard clerk

A 19-year-old man was sentenced this afternoon to 27 1/2 years in prison for killing Ballard convenience-store clerk Manish Melwani during an armed robbery in July 2009. Elijah Hall’s defense had sought a sentence below the standard range of 27 1/2 to 35 years in prison, claiming Hall’s youth and traumatic upbringing were mitigating factors warranting leniency. But in her sentencing…

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February 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Man kicked by Seattle cop convicted in unrelated gun case

Video courtesy KING-TV D’Vontaveous Hoston, the 18-year-old man who was seen on video being kicked by Seattle police Officer James J. Lee after an alleged robbery in 2010, was found guilty today of unlawful possession of a firearm in an unrelated case. Hoston faces 15 to 27 months in prison when he is sentenced on March…

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