KCPAO in the News: March 20 — April 2

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from March 20 through April 2. 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

Atlanta Black Star: ‘Completely Unprovoked’: Hate-Fueled Man References Rosa Parks Before Pulling Black Woman Off Seattle Bus and Launching Knife Attack

Axios Seattle: Financial exploitation of older adults up in King County

Axios Seattle: New Washington law will crack down on catalytic converter theft

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: Path to justice continues one year after Elijah Lewis was shot and killed at Broadway and Pine

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: Suspect pleads not guilty in First Hill ax murder of homeless camper

Crosscut: WA courts are meant to fine convicted sex buyers. Most don’t

FOX 13: Man sentenced to 17 years for murdering girlfriend on her birthday

Kent Reporter: Renton Police arrest ‘Kia Boys’ after crime spree

KING 5: SWAT teams arrest 3 suspects of violent home invasions in the north Sound

KING 5: Suspect was driving 107 mph when he hit, killed a Washington State Patrol trooper, documents say

KING 5: Police ask victims who may have been assaulted by teen at Bellevue judo studio to come forward

Kitsap Sun: Bremerton-based sailor charged with murder for shooting strangers in Pioneer Square

KOMO 4: New video shows Seattle police arrest teens accused of burglary, shooting

KOMO 4: Washington governor signs ‘Strippers’ Bill of Rights’ into law to change club dynamic

Geekwire: Meet Nala, the police dog that sniffs out electronic devices to fight internet crimes against children

Real Change: Seattle still reeling after killings of three unhoused men

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Two guilty pleas, one charged in island criminal cases

Updates in Federal Way Shooting Case

Federal Way Mirror: Police arrest suspect in shooting of two men in Federal Way

Federal Way Mirror: FW police identify suspect in double shooting

Updates in Child Pornography Case

FOX 13: Seattle Police arrested former mayor’s son on child porn allegations due to national tip

FOX 13: Former Seattle Mayor McGinn’s son admits to viewing child porn on weekend cocaine benders

Future Plans for King County Juvenile Detention

FOX 13: ‘No locks, no cells’ approach in youth detention expected by 2028

KOMO 4: King County leaders to hear final updates on plan to end youth detention

South Seattle Emerald: NEWS GLEAMS | Mixed Reactions From King County Council on Closure of Youth Jail; Starbucks to Bargain With Union

Charges in North Bend Murder Case

KING 5: North Bend man charged for baby’s death 5 years later

Living Snoqualmie: Arrest Made in Heartbreaking 2019 Infant Homicide Case in North Bend

Charges in Indecent Exposure Case

FOX 13: Suspected Seattle serial child flasher exposed himself to 11 girls, docs say

KOMO 4: Lake Forest Park man now facing multitude of indecent exposure felony charges

Updates in Case Involving Multiple Vehicular Homicide Charges

Daily Mail: Teenager, 18, ‘kills beloved mom, 38, and three kids she was mentoring in horrific 112 MPH crash that ripped the roof off their minivan and destroyed his luxury Audi: Suspect totaled two cars while speeding in the past year

Ilovekent: Kent man charged with multiple counts of Vehicular Homicide, Reckless Driving for high speed collision that killed 4 in Renton

KIRO 7: Court documents allege 18-year-old was driving 112 mph when he caused fatal crash in Renton

KING 5: Teen driver accused in fatal Renton crash pleads not guilty

KING 5: Teen charged with vehicular homicide in Renton crash that killed 4, seriously injured 2

KOMO 4: Driver charged for deadly Renton crash ran red light at 112 mph

KOMO 4: 3 children, woman killed in Renton multi-vehicle crash identified

Kent Reporter: Driver in fatal Renton area crash arraigned from hospital bed

Law Enforcement Today: Teenager charged in deadly crash that killed four, including three children

Mirror UK: Teen driver races through red light at 112mph before killing mum and three kids in horror crash

MyNorthwest: 18-year-old charged in Renton crash that killed 3 children, 1 mother

MyNorthwest: Teen accused of killing mother, 3 children in Renton crash pleads not guilty

NY Post: Driver, 18, going 112 mph kills Wash. state mother and 3 kids by T-boning minivan: prosecutors

Seattle Times: Community gathers, mourns after crash near Renton kills 3 children, woman

Seattle Times: Man pleads not guilty in crash near Renton that killed 4

Seattle Times: Man charged with 4 counts of vehicular homicide in crash near Renton

USA Today: Teen was driving 112 mph before crash that killed woman, 3 children in Washington state

Charges in Burglary Cases

Bharat Express News: Five charged in connection with burglaries of Asian-American families in Washington state

Globe Echo: Five individuals arrested for involvement in burglaries targeting Asian American families in Washington state

NBC News: Five charged in connection with burglaries of Asian American families in Washington state

KING 5: 5 men charged in connection to burglaries targeting Indian, Asian American residents