KCPAO in the News: May 7— May 30


Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from April 23 through May 7. 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

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter: Charges: Ex-Bothell council member had breakup ‘tantrum’ before killing

The Centralia Chronicle: Letter to the editor: Voter fraud is real

Ilovekent.net: Murder in the 2nd Degree charges filed against suspect related to May 2 fatal shooting at Meeker Street Bar & Grill

Kent Reporter: King County jury convicts man in 2021 Des Moines triple murder

Kent Reporter: Rape charges dismissed against former Kent school bus driver

KING 5: Boys aged 12–15 accused of weeks-long crime spree in Seattle

KING 5: King County sees more kids and teens killed by gun violence compared to all of 2023

KING 5: 5 juveniles, 16 and younger, arrested after car thefts, police chase in Seattle

KOMO 4: $1 million bail for 2 facing charges in deadly Kent shooting of 17-year-old boy

KOMO 4: Eric’s Heroes: ‘Un-coolest’ road trip to meet Mister Rogers leads to life-long friendships

KUOW: Controversial county effort to divert youth criminal cases to community groups not meeting goals

KUOW: Former Shoreline assisted living caregiver charged with raping two residents with Alzheimer’s

KUOW: Juvenile crime is up in King County. Officials can’t agree about how to handle it

KVI Radio: Murders, shootings of juveniles in King County exponentially worse than 2023

My Northwest: Are big time gangs operating in King County?

My Northwest: Mill Creek man arrested after crashing into taxi carrying four elderly people, killing one

Seattle Times: Man attacked at Seattle’s Hing Hay Park dies from head injury

West Seattle Blog: New public-safety director for mayor’s office: West Seattleite Natalie Walton-Anderson

Large Amounts of Narcotics Seized in Seattle Case

B-Town Blog: King County Prosecutors file felony charges — including against Burien man — in major drug bust

Federal Way Mirror: Investigators bust drug trafficking operation in King County
FOX 13:
King County Sheriff’s Office drug bust nets $2M in narcotics

ilovekent.net: King County Prosecutors file felony charges in major drug bust

Kent Reporter: Investigators Bust Drug Trafficking Operation in King County

My Northwest: Major drug bust: Shoreline officers get 64 pounds of fentanyl off the streets

Updates in Kent Murder Case

FOX 13: Partner of Renton woman found dead in Mexico charged with murder

Kent Reporter: Man charged with first-degree murder of Renton businesswoman

New Initiative in Multnomah County Based on KCPAO/YWCA’s Project Safety Program for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants

KEX Radio: Multnomah County Domestic Violence Survivor Deflection Program

KOIN: Multnomah County launches new domestic violence diversion program

Update in SPD Officer in City Attorney’s Office Case

FOX 13: SPD officer fined in Jaahnavi Kandula’s death fails to pay $5,000

KOMO 4: Seattle police officer who hit, killed grad student misses deadline to pay infraction

Charges in Case Involving Ax Murders

FOX 13: Authorities link suspect to ax murder killings of 2 homeless men: docs

KOMO 4: King County prosecutors link suspect to second axe murder near Seattle choir offices

Charges in Fatal hit-and-run Case

FOX 13: Arrest made in Seattle’s deadly White Center hit-and-run

KING 5: White Center hit-and-run suspect released after probable cause not found

KIRO 7: Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed 81-year-old man in White Center

Seattle Times: Man charged in White Center hit-and-run death of 81-year-old pedestrian

West Seattle Blog: CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Bail set at $500,000 for suspect in hit-run death of Tommy Joe Garrett

Westside Seattle: Arrest made in fatal hit and run incident in White Center

Westside Seattle: UPDATE: Fatal hit and run suspect released for lack of evidence

Westside Seattle: White Center hit-and-run suspect released after probable cause not found

White Center Now: FOLLOWUP: Suspect arrested in 15th/Roxbury hit-run death of Tommy Joe Garrett

Charges in Case Involving Murder of Local Chef

Auburn Examiner: Auburn man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing at Seattle Light Rail Station

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog: Suspect charged with second degree murder in Capitol Hill Station stabbing

Davidsonian: Capitol Hill Stabbing Injuries: Shawn Moore Held on $3M Bail for Fatal Attack on Chef Corey Evan Bellett

FOX 13: Murder charge for man accused of Seattle light rail fatal stabbing

Kent Reporter: Auburn Man Charged with Murder in Capitol Hill Light Rail Stabbing

KIRO 7: ‘That’s never a phrase you want to hear’: Mother of light rail murder victim prepares to say goodbye

My Northwest: $3M bail set for man accused of murdering chef at Seattle light rail

Seattle Times: Man, 26, charged in fatal Capitol Hill light rail stabbing

Charges in Tukwila Murder Case

KING 5: Suspects face murder charges in death of woman killed in Costco parking lot

KIRO Radio: 2 Tukwila teens charged with Costco parking lot murder

KOMO 4: Prosecutors charge teens in Costco parking lot robbery turned murder

Seattle Times: Former Bothell council member charged with murder is sued by business partner

Waterlandblog: King County Prosecutor charges Des Moines, Burien men in crime spree that resulted in fatal shooting at Tukwila Costco

Vehicular Homicide Charges in Seattle Case

FOX 13: Unlicensed driver charged with vehicular homicide after fatal Seattle taxi crash

KING 5: Man accused of speeding, driving without a license before fatal crash in downtown Seattle

Man Charged for Fatally Shooting Son

Crime Online: Dad Executes Sleeping 8-Month-Old Son at Close Range, Claims Bullet Wasn’t Real: UPDATE

KOMO 4: Seattle man accused of fatally shooting his 9-month-old sleeping child

Seattle Times: Man charged with fatally shooting 8-month-old son in Seattle