Burien Teen Pleads ‘Guilty’ To Shooting Girlfriend On New Year’s Eve 2009


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Makeshift memorial to Mikarah Nasabreo Sanders on Jan. 7, 2010. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Matthew Dubois has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Mikarah Nasabreo Sanders, which happened on Dec. 31, 2009 in an apartment complex in the 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien.

As we reported then, Dubois shot Sanders, then shot himself. Initially police believed that there was a shooter on the loose, and they scoured the area searching for a gunman. It wasn’t until later that they realized that Dubois actually shot himself.

Police say that Dubois was upset with something he read on Sanders’ MySpace Page (which is still online) before getting into a fight and shooting her in the head.

Dubois, who was 16 at the time, was charged as an adult, and he pleaded guilty Aug. 26.

The sentence range is 165 to 265 months in prison, and his sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17 before Judge Cheryl Carey at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

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