KCPAO in the News: April 12 — April 20


Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from April 12 through April 20. Our office handles felony-level crimes — which are the more serious crimes committed in King County — while City Attorneys’ offices handle most misdemeanors. Each day, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office files roughly 25 felony cases in King County, and we’re working hard to make sure the public and the media know about the work we’re doing to hold people who cause harm accountable.

PAO Mentions

Auburn Reporter: King County prosecuting attorney praises hate crime bill

Capitol Hill Seattle: Not guilty plea in Capitol Hill road rage shooting that killed Elijah Lewis

The Center Square: Crime and Punishment: Prosecutions after the 2020 Bellevue riot

Federal Way Mirror: Man charged in fatal shooting of Decatur graduate

Kent Reporter: Landlord sentenced to 46 years in prison for deaths of Austin Wenner, Jessica Lewis

KING 5: Man sentenced to 20 months in prison after 2021 fentanyl death of Bellevue teen

KOMO 4: Seattle PD chief, business leaders agree on need for fentanyl response during town hall

KOMO 4: Redmond man arrested for 3rd time on child molestation charges, police seek other victims

Seattle Times: WA lawmakers say tough luck to victims of catalytic converter theft (editorial)

West Seattle Blog: CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Deadly West Seattle Bridge crash, 4 weeks later

Queen Anne & Magnolia News: Queen Anne Community Council: April 5 minutes

Updates in Seattle Kidnapping, Murder Case

KING 5: Family confirms body found in Renton is Leticia Martinez, woman missing since Mariners game

My Northwest: Human remains found as investigators search for missing King County woman

People: Woman Who Vanished from Seattle Mariners Game Was Strangled, Date Seen in Her Selfie Charged with Murder

Renton Reporter: Medical examiner’s office confirms death of Leticia Martinez-Cosman

Southwest Journal: Tragic End to a First Date: Seattle Mom Found Dead, Suspect Faces Murder Charges


Mayor’s EO on Downtown Activation, Fentanyl

KOMO 4: Mayor Harrell issues executive order to tackle Seattle’s fentanyl crisis and revitalize downtown

Mayor of Seattle: DOWNTOWN ACTIVATION PLAN: Mayor Harrell Announces Immediate Actions to Revitalize Downtown; Issues Executive Order to Address Fentanyl Crisis

Charges in Des Moines Vandalism Spree

Ilovekent: King County Prosecutors charge suspect in connection with April 12 vandalism spree in Des Moines

Kent Reporter: Man faces malicious mischief charges for breaking windows in Des Moines

KOMO 4: Man accused of vandalism spree in downtown Des Moines to be held on $1K bail

Trial in Case Involving 1991 Federal Way Murder

Kent Reporter: Trial begins over 1991 murder of Federal Way High School student

Seattle Times: Trial begins for man accused of killing Federal Way teen in 1991



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