KCPAO in the News: April 23— May 7


Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from April 23 through May 7. 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

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: 30-year sentence in 2021 Capitol Hill traffic stop murder arrest

Crosscut: Seattle rallies as Supreme Court weighs criminalizing homelessness

KIRO 7: KIRO 7 investigates massive backlog in DUI toxicology results

KOMO 4: 4-time cancer survivor relives traumatic Bellevue armed carjacking experience

KUOW: Garfield High School sex abuse allegations reveal weaknesses in staff oversight laws

KUOW: For murder trial of Auburn police officer, lawyers probe jurors’ views on deadly force

NW Asian Weekly: ‘Creating a Safer Seattle’ forum moves to Mayor Harrell’s alma mater

Seattle Times: Lawmakers failed in duty to protect children from fentanyl (editorial)

Seattle Times: Kent woman charged with assaulting daughter, 28, who later died

Seattle Times: North Macedonians’ Seattle visit highlights press freedom, judicial transparency (opinion)

Seattle Times: Owner says King County appraiser pushed ‘tax advocacy’ side biz after boosting valuation

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington: U.S. Attorney Gorman recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with Seattle event and Victim Services Award

Large Amounts of Narcotics Seized in Seattle Case

KIRO 7: Seattle PD arrest suspected drug trafficker, seizing large amounts of narcotics


Seattle PD: Police Seize Gun, Cash, and Large Amounts of Narcotics Following Investigation and Arrest in North Seattle

Updates: I-5 Cases

FOX 13: 6 charged in pro-Palestine protest on I-5 plead not guilty

KOMO 4: Seattle I-5 protest defendants challenge social media use for suspect identification

Law Enforcement Today: Antifa militant with ties to MS-13, 2 Seattle teachers charged after anti-Israel Seattle highway blockade

Post Millennial: Judge rules there’s no probable cause to charge Seattle freeway-blocking Gaza protesters with criminal trespass

Renton Reporter: Renton woman among those arrested in freeway protest

Seattle Times: 6 charged in Seattle cease-fire protest that blocked I-5 plead not guilty

Seattle Times: Student walkout: Updates as WA students protest Israel-Hamas war

Guilty Verdict in Des Moines Triple Murder Case

FOX 13: Joshua ‘Everybodytalksabout’ Puloka found guilty of triple murder in WA bar shooting

KING 5: Jury convicts man in 2021 shooting outside Des Moines sports bar that killed 3

KIRO 7: Man found guilty in triple fatal shooting outside Des Moines bar

KOMO 4: Man found guilty in 2021 triple homicide outside Des Moines sports bar

My Northwest: Suspect in 2021 Des Moines triple murder convicted of eight felony charges

Waterland Blog: Jury returns ‘guilty’ verdicts on 10 counts against defendant in 2021 triple homicide in Des Moines

Charges in West Seattle Juvenile Case

FOX 13: Police arrest 13 year old after woman’s purse stolen at West Seattle pharmacy

Law Enforcement Today: Got him! Surveillance (and police) capture 13-year-old who assaulted a woman and stole her purse

Updates in Muckleshoot Casino Stabbing Case

Auburn Examiner: Police: suspect used box knife to stab, murder random victim at Muckleshoot Casino

Kent Reporter: Man killed at Auburn’s Muckleshoot Casino in ‘random’ stabbing

Murder Charge in Seattle Case

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter: Ex-Bothell council member arrested for investigation of killing woman

Everett Herald: Ex-Bothell council member arrested for investigation of killing woman

Everett Herald: Charges: Ex-Bothell council member had breakup ‘tantrum’ before killing

FOX 13: Charging docs reveal details in murder case against Ex-Bothell councilmember

KING 5: Former Bothell City Council member accused of killing 20-year-old woman

KING 5: Friends of woman killed in south Seattle home speak out; Ex-Bothell City Council member arrested

KIRO Radio: Ex-Bothell City Council member charged with South Seattle homicide

The Paradise: Former Bothell Coucilman Charged With Murder

Seattle Times: Former Bothell City Council member charged with murder of woman, 20

Seattle Times: Former Bothell City Council member held on investigation of murder

Renton Man Faces Murder Charge

KING 5: Cause of death revealed for Renton woman found dead in Mexico, former partner charged

KOMO 4: Man killed missing Renton business owner before driving her body to Mexico, court docs say

My Northwest: Man charged in murder of Renton business owner whose body was found in Mexico

Seattle Times: Renton man charged with murder in connection to woman found dead in Mexico