KCPAO in the News: Feb. 28 — Mar. 8

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from February 28 through March 8. 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.

KCPAO Mentions

Auburn Reporter: Convicted murderer charged after Auburn pepper spray spree

B-Town Blog: Repeat offender charged in Feb. 14 Burien officer-involved shooting incident

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: No ‘clear motive’ for man charged in Broadway encampment arson that injured occupant

Federal Way Mirror: Shoreline man sentenced for vehicular homicide

Fox 13: ‘A huge sigh of relief:’ Judge rules against releasing Kirkland home invasion robbery suspect

KING 5: ‘Significant sentence’ possible if Microsoft stabbing suspect is convicted, prosecutors say

KING 5: King County Prosecutor urges Legislature to address hate crimes, catalytic converter thefts

KOMO 4: Gun used in Ingraham High School shooting was stolen from teen who took it from his family

KOMO 4: Serial armed robbery suspect may be tied to 50 cases in western Washington

Living Snoqualmie: Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of Snoqualmie Chevron Gas Station

My Northwest: Graffiti: Vandalism or crimes of art? Seattle mayor, ‘graffiti influencer’ have similar solutions

Renton Reporter: Renton man sentenced in burglary and felony sprees

Seattle Times: Incivility, threats complicate justice in high-profile Seattle murder case (editorial)

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington: Seattle woman convicted of multiple child sexual abuse offenses

Washington State Insurance Commissioner: Woman convicted of insurance fraud in King County after CIU investigation

West Seattle Blog: VIDEO: West Seattle Chamber of Commerce members take public-safety questions to local leaders

Westside Seattle: WS Chamber Public Safety Roundtable covered police training, crime trends and more

Charges in Shoreline Shooting of Sheriff Deputy

Fox 13: Deputy, suspect shot in confrontation in Shoreline, authorities investigating
Bail set at $3M for man accused of shooting deputy in Shoreline

My Northwest: West Seattle man held on $3M bail after allegedly shooting King County deputy

Concerns Over Competency Restoration Wait Times

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: A year after murder of Capitol Hill homeless man, suspect remains in legal limbo amid state’s mental health backlog

KIRO Radio: Ross: Changing the climate of mental health is a bill away

KIRO Radio: King Co., Seattle attorneys challenge DSHS over mental health services