KCPAO in the News: Mar. 8 — Mar. 20

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

Casino.org: Casino Crime Roundup: Washington Casino Visitor Linked to 50 Holdups

Centralia Chronicle: State Sen. Jeff Wilson Testifies Before Committee on Catalytic Converter Bill

Federal Way Mirror: Decatur security guard charged with sexual misconduct with student

Geekwire: Suspect in alleged stabbing of fellow Microsoft employee pleads not guilty to attempted murder

KOMO 4: Documents reveal woman shot acquaintance 14 times in south Seattle, killing her

Living Snoqualmie: Snoqualmie Police Department Makes Arrest in 2019 Cold Case Homicide

Renton Reporter: Knife-wielding suspect chases victim to grocery store | Renton Police Blotter

Seattle Times: Kent man charged with killing friend, prosecutors say

Seattle Times: After Redmond killings, experts say protection orders are a valuable but limited tool

Seattle Times: Woman charged in fatal shooting in Seattle’s Othello neighborhood

West Seattle Blog: WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Alki man arrested in child-pornography investigation; verdict in Target standoff trial; arson case followup

Westside Seattle: Murder suspect in Burien shooting arrested by King County Sheriff

Concerns re: Fentanyl Crisis

KOMO 4: Washington law enforcement seek solutions to address uptick in child fentanyl overdoses

KOMO 4: Fentanyl contributing to King County overdose deaths outpacing 2022 total

Shooting at Burien Gas Station

B-Town Blog: Charging docs reveal details of fatal shooting near 76 Gas Station in Burien on Feb. 12

B-Town Blog: King County Sheriff’s Office arrest suspect involved in Feb. 12 shooting death at 76 station

Arrest in Stolen Identity Cases

Fox 13: Docs: Suspect who used other people’s identities to buy cars arrested, closing 5 open SPD cases

KIRO 7: Seattle police arrest man accused of purchasing multiple vehicles with stolen identities

Sentencing in Burien Shooting Case

KING 5: Sentencing begins in case of person who fired stray bullet that killed Burien woman

Seattle Times: Man sentenced in Burien gang shooting that killed bystander inside her office

Alexander Jay Admitted to Western State (Competency)

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: State finally begins mental health treatment for defendant found unfit for trial in March 2022 E Olive Way murder

Fox 13: Accused murderer admitted to Western State Hospital, could receive nearly $80k from state for the delay

KING 5: Mentally ill inmate charged in Seattle light rail attack gets a bed at Western State Hospital

KIRO 7: Murder suspect Alexander Jay admitted to Western State; WA to pay him nearly $75,000 for the delay