KCPAO in the News: March 4— March 12

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from March 4 through March 12. 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

Axios: Tips of suspected internet crimes against kids skyrocket

Crosscut: WA legislators are pushing new gun bills. Here’s what could pass

Issaquah Reporter: Double murder charges for white supremacists | KC Crime Dive podcast

Kent Reporter: Kent woman, 34, fatally shot on Valentine’s Day was ‘a beacon of light’

Kent Reporter: Detectives finish investigation into 2023 fatal shooting by Kent Police

KING 5: WA lawmakers pass new law to combat catalytic converter thefts

KING 5: Kent man called woman racial slurs on metro bus before stabbing her repeatedly

KING 5: SPD officer under investigation for using tire deflation device on a moving car

Seattle Times: Seattle police arrest three suspects in three separate homicides

Seattle Times: Most WA courts aren’t requiring mandatory fees from convicted sex buyers

Charges in Seattle Murder Case

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: First Hill man arrested in ax murder as Seattle Police secretly searched for suspect preying on homeless — UPDATE: CHARGED

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: Suspect charged in First Hill ax murder investigation — UPDATE

FOX 13: Suspect charged with murder for violently killing Seattle unhoused person with ax

KING 5: Man, 25, accused of killing a sleeping homeless man with an ax

My Northwest: Seattle arrest prompts concerns of ‘serial killer’ targeting homeless

Updates in Kidnapping Case

FOX 13: Florida couple accused of kidnapping Washington baby plead not guilty

Kent Reporter: Florida couple charged with kidnapping baby from Federal Way

Case Involving Light Rail Shooting

KING 5: Court docs: Deadly light rail shooting occurred after fight broke out on the train

KIRO 7: Documents say fight led to deadly shooting on Seattle light rail train

Murder Charges in Seattle Case

KIRO 7: Seattle woman charged with murder after shooting, killing 20-year-old mother in downtown alley

Law & Crime: ‘B — -, you dead’: Woman ‘marched’ friend into alley at gunpoint and executed her, then claimed it was self-defense, police say