KCPAO in the News: March 12 — March 20

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from March 12 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

Auburn Reporter: Woman, 34, fatally shot on Valentine’s Day in Auburn was ‘a beacon of light’

Investigate West: New WA Legislation Prioritizes Human Trafficking Prosecutions And Support For Child Victims

Renton Reporter: Assault at Hazen | Renton police blotter

Seattle Medium: Sleeping Homeless Man Fatally Attacked With Ax In Seattle

Seattle Times: Active-duty Navy sailor charged with murder in Pioneer Square shooting

Seattle Times: As WA traffic deaths climb higher, remembering those who died in 2023

West Seattle Blog: CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Suspect arrested after Delridge standoff charged in two other cases

Charges in Mercer Island Murder Case

Crime Online: Pair Charged With Defrauding, Killing Elderly Washington State Man

KOMO 4: 2 arrested in California for defrauding, killing Mercer Island man

KIRO Radio: ‘Terrible blow’: 2 arrested in connection with Mercer Island man’s murder

KXRO: Two arrested in connection to homicide investigation after body found near Cosmopolis

Law & Crime: Fraudsters murdered elderly man, dumped his body, and moved into his home: Prosecutors

Mercer Island Reporter: Suspects arrested in relation to Engeland homicide

Seattle Times: Missing Mercer Island man was killed by fraudsters, prosecutors say

True Crime Daily: 2 accused of killing missing Wash. man and overtaking his finances, identity, and home

Charges in 2023 West Seattle Case

FOX 13: 2 charged in deadly West Seattle shooting from July 2023

West Seattle Blog: CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Two charged in murder of man shot on Delridge, found on bridge; one linked to other West Seattle gunfire the same day

Updates in Federal Way Hatchet Attack Case

The Blaze: Police shoot man accused of brutal hatchet attack on elderly man, had a long history of criminal violence

KING 5: Suspect in Federal Way hatchet attack charged with attempted murder

KOMO 4: VIDEO: Police shoot suspect accused of randomly attacking 71-year-old man with a hatchet

Hate Crime, Assault Charges in Kent Case

Federal Way Mirror: Man faces hate crime, assault charges after Kent bus incident

Ilovekent.net: Man charged with Assault, Hate Crime in recent Kent bus stabbing

Seattle Times: Man charged with hate crime, accused of targeting Black woman on Metro bus