murder Section

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

On Wednesday (June 20), a 26-year old suspect was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the recent murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac. Police allege that the suspect robbed and killed the clerk at... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding the murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac on Friday night, June 15. Police say that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, the... [Read more]

40-year old motel clerk shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

40-year old motel clerk shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old male motel clerk was shot and killed in the 20600 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac Friday... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help locating White Center double murder suspect

Police seeking public’s help locating White Center double murder suspect

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a man who is wanted for shooting and killing two men in White Center earlier this month. Police say that Merle Charles Buchanan,... [Read more]

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S. in SeaTac, where they found one man dead... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect wanted for May 7 White Center homicide of James Little

Police seeking suspect wanted for May 7 White Center homicide of James Little

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who shot and killed a Seattle man outside of a bar in White Center earlier this month. A Murder 1 warrant has... [Read more]

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

The Seattle Times is reporting that a 22-year-old Burien man is wanted on a $5 million warrant after prosecutors charged him with two counts of first-degree murder for a double shooting in March in Seattle’s... [Read more]

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Leland Russell Jr., of Burien, was sentenced Friday (Oct. 14) to 63 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two employees of a gas station in Kent... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Sunday morning shooting kills 27-year old man in Burien

FOLLOWUP: Sunday morning shooting kills 27-year old man in Burien

FOLLOWUP: Early Sunday morning (Sept. 4) around 4:30 a.m., police responded to the area of S. 128 Street and 21st Ave S. (map below) for a report of shots being fired. (Previously we reported that the... [Read more]

17-year old girl shot and killed in Burien late Wed. night; suspect in custody

17-year old girl shot and killed in Burien late Wed. night; suspect in custody

A 17-year old girl was shot and killed late Wednesday night (May 4) in the hallway of a apartment complex at 615 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien (map below), according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Police... [Read more]

Father sentenced in 2014 beating death of 8-month old daughter in Burien

Father sentenced in 2014 beating death of 8-month old daughter in Burien

Ahmed Ibrahim, 29, was sentenced to 145 months in prison for the beating death of his 8-month old daughter in Burien in 2014. Ibrahim pled guilty by Alford to Murder 2 Degree on Nov. 24, 2015. He was... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet Burien neighborhood, more

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet Burien neighborhood, more

Here’s episode #35 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #31 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Suspect convicted for 1st Degree Murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

Suspect convicted for 1st Degree Murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

A jury returned a verdict on Tuesday, Dec. 8, finding Shane Chamberlain guilty of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement and Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement... [Read more]

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to murdering ex-wife at park-and-ride in Kent

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to murdering ex-wife at park-and-ride in Kent

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that a 42-year-old Burien man pled ‘Guilty’ on Tuesday (Nov. 3) to Murder in the Second Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement for the... [Read more]

UPDATE: SeaTac shooting suspect found, arrested in California

UPDATE: SeaTac shooting suspect found, arrested in California

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE March 30, 2015: Robert Leroy Studer was arrested on Saturday night (March 28) after a stand-off that lasted over eight hours with police in Taft, CA that were... [Read more]

Burien man charged in July 20 murder of ex-wife

Burien man charged in July 20 murder of ex-wife

A charge of ‘Murder in the Second Degree’ was filed Wednesday (July 23) against a 41-year-old Burien man who is accused of killing his ex-wife on July 20 in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, was arraigned Monday morning (Feb. 10), and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to murder and assault charges for the alleged fatal shooting of Philip Hamlin, a 96-year-old man on Jan. 25…

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park…

Man who killed wife and dumped her body in Burien sentenced to 18+ years

Man who killed wife and dumped her body in Burien sentenced to 18+ years

Nicole Pietz was murdered by her husband David, who dumped her naked body in Burien. Martin David Pietz, 36, accused of murdering his wife Nicole and dumping her naked body in Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

20-year old Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ for fatal beating of Kent woman

20-year old Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ for fatal beating of Kent woman

A Burien man was arraigned Monday morning (Nov. 4) and pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to a charge of Murder in the First Degree for the fatal beating of a woman during a home invasion robbery in Kent... [Read more]

Man accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body in Burien found ‘Guilty’

Man accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body in Burien found ‘Guilty’

KING5 is reporting that David Pietz, accused of murdering his wife Nicole and dumping her body in Burien seven years ago, was found ‘Guilty’ by a jury Monday, Oct. 14. Jurors reached the verdict... [Read more]

Stabbing victim’s brother arrested for SeaTac slaying

Stabbing victim’s brother arrested for SeaTac slaying

Our sister site The SeaTac Blog is reporting that King County Sheriff detectives on Tuesday (Aug. 27) arrested a 21-year old man in connection with the stabbing death of his 24-year old sister at a SeaTac... [Read more]

Teen sentenced to 18 years in prison for 2012 murder of Highline High student

Teen sentenced to 18 years in prison for 2012 murder of Highline High student

Jasmyn Tully accepts an award from King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that Kolby Clark, 19, was sentenced Friday afternoon (May 31) to 18 years... [Read more]