Yesterday, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed four charges against a defendant: Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree.

In this case, the defendant is accused of shooting three individuals at close range, killing one person. When he was apprehended by police more than a week later, the defendant, who had a 4-year-old child and another passenger in his car, tried to escape by ramming into vehicles belonging to police and members of the public.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has asked for bail to be denied in the case, citing convincing evidence that the defendant poses a substantial likelihood of danger. Our office has also requested that defendant have no contact with the victims in this case.


This blog post is cross posted from the Center for Court Innovation National Technical Assistance Bulletin, and was authored by Doris O’Neal, Director of Gender-Based Violence Specialized Services at the YWCA Seattle.

Survivors FIRST (Facilitating Interventions and Resources for Survivors of Trauma) is a partnership between the YWCA of Seattle…


This month, which is National Recovery Month, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) is celebrating the newest graduates of King County’s Drug Diversion Court. The five-phase program is a minimum of 10 months, though the average graduate is part of the program for 18 months.

September 2021 Drug Court Graduation, held via Zoom.

Last week, eleven individuals…


Today, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges of Murder in the Second Degree (Felony Murder) and Felony Hit and Run (Death — Driving) against a 15-year-old girl accused of killing a Maple Valley man last July.

There have been questions about why we have not charged this 15-year-old…


Yesterday there were first appearance hearings for two men alleged to be involved in this Renton Police investigation.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office asked a judge to set bail at $1 million for the first defendant, and $250,000 for the second.

We argued that both men are a danger to the community and unlikely to reappear for scheduled court dates if released.

The judge set bail at $50,000 for both defendants.

For the first defendant, probable cause was found for a drive-by and first-degree unlawful gun possession. For the second defendant, probable cause was found for a drive-by and eluding police.

We anticipate getting the case referred by police today for an independent review and charging decision.

This post, published on September 10, 2021, is not expected to be updated.


Each day, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office files roughly 25 felony cases in King County. Our office handles felony-level crimes — which are the more serious crimes committed in King County — while City Attorneys’ offices handle most misdemeanors. …


Judge McDonald and Gregory Steen.

On August 27, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office participated in a resentencing hearing under SB 5164; filing a motion to resentence Mr. Gregory Steen, who was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole (LWOP) — but no longer should be based on recent changes to the law.


Photo of Gabrielle Garcia.

A man who stabbed to death the mother of his child in front of their 5-year-old son was sentenced Thursday to nearly 39 years in prison.

“This was a horrendous, evil, grotesque crime with many, many victims,” King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott said of the stabbing death inside…


This afternoon there was a first appearance for a defendant who also was charged in April for a hate crime involving her neighbor.

This morning, sheriff’s deputies sent our office information about their investigation into a felony violation of a no-contact order that occurred yesterday evening. …


Today, around 300 King County Employees, labor leaders, community members and allies rallied at the King County Administration building with a demand for immediate improvements to workplace safety.

Speakers from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office included Darrah Hinton (Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and President of the King County Prosecuting…

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

A blog from King County’s elected Prosecutor, Dan Satterberg.

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