KCPAO in the News: May 22— May 31


Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from May 22 through May 31. 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

Associated Press: Man convicted of killing Washington teen at high school decades ago gets 45 years

Auburn Reporter: Burmese exchange student charged in fatal crash on State Route 18

Auburn Reporter: Student investigated for robbery | Auburn police blotter

Downtown Bellevue Network: Charges Made Against Five Teenagers in 7-Eleven Robbery on Bellevue Way SE

Everytown: Promising Approaches for Implementing Extreme Risk Laws

Kent Reporter: Former Kentlake High teacher pleads not guilty to sex crime

Kent Reporter: Man reportedly used backpack to kill girlfriend in Kent

KUOW: New Washington state laws give debt relief to people exiting prison

Seattle Times: Violent start to Memorial Day weekend as police investigate shootings

Seattle Weekly: AAPI voices in politics — Seattle leaders share personal stories at Rotary Club panel

The Stranger: KUOW and Seattle Times Overstate Problems with Juvie Diversion Programs

3 Charged in Kent Murder

Auburn Reporter: Prosecutors charge three Auburn suspects for 2022 parking garage murder

Kent Reporter: 3 Auburn residents charged with murder in death of Kent man

Echo Glenn Escape

KING 5: All 7 teen escapees from Echo Glen Children’s Center now in custody

KOMO 4: 3 of 7 teens who escaped from Snoqualmie detention facility could face kidnapping charges

Living Snoqualmie: First King County Court Appearances for Three of the Seven Echo Glen Escapees

Snoqualmie Valley Record: Law enforcement have apprehended all seven Echo Glen escapees



King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

A blog from King County’s elected Prosecutor, Leesa Manion.