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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]

Burien man sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend

Burien man sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend

Scottye Miller, 31 – of Burien – was sentenced Friday afternoon (Jan. 10) to 50 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend in Auburn in 2012 (read our previous coverage here). A jury... [Read more]

Burien man convicted in 2010 Halloween shooting death in Kent

Burien man convicted in 2010 Halloween shooting death in Kent

A jury has convicted Jorge L. Lizarraga, 23, of Burien, in the shooting death of Devin Topps, 18, at a Halloween party in Kent in 2010. The jury returned its verdict Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 17), finding... [Read more]

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]

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to Child Porn charges, faces 15 years in prison

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to Child Porn charges, faces 15 years in prison

Charles Glenn Perkins, 53, of Burien, plead ‘Guilty’ Monday (June 10) in U.S. District Court in Seattle to child pornography related offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Because... [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]

Man Who Killed Burien Girlfriend Over MySpace Post Sentenced To 14 Years

Man Who Killed Burien Girlfriend Over MySpace Post Sentenced To 14 Years

On Monday (Oct. 17) the King County Prosecutor’s Office sentenced Matthew Dubois, who shot and killed his girlfriend in Burien on Dec. 31, 2009, to 14 years in prison…

SCORE – Our Reporter ‘Does Time’ Inside South King County’s New Jail

SCORE – Our Reporter ‘Does Time’ Inside South King County’s New Jail

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Ralph Nichols was one of the first persons to “do time” in SCORE – South King County’s new correctional facility, located in Des Moines, for miscreants charged with... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New SCORE Jail Facility Dedicated Thursday Afternoon

PHOTOS: New SCORE Jail Facility Dedicated Thursday Afternoon

The new South Correctional Entity Multijurisdictional Misdemeanant (SCORE) Jail was dedicated under sunny skies In Des Moines Thursday afternoon (Sept. 8), with lots of local dignitaries gathered at the... [Read more]

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

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

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…

Dedication/Open House For New SCORE Jail Is Set For Thursday, Sept. 8th

Dedication/Open House For New SCORE Jail Is Set For Thursday, Sept. 8th

According to the City of Burien’s monthly newsletter, a dedication/open house for the new SCORE jail will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at its location in Des Moines at 1801... [Read more]

Prolific Burien ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Burglar Sentenced To 68 Months In Prison

Prolific Burien ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Burglar Sentenced To 68 Months In Prison

The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday that Stephen H. Kirk, the prolific burglar responsible for several ‘smash-and-grab’ style robberies targeting businesses…

Burien Woman Who Videotaped Raping Of Her 4-Year Old Gets 26+ Years

Burien Woman Who Videotaped Raping Of Her 4-Year Old Gets 26+ Years

Hollie Beston, a Burien woman who videotaped herself and her husband raping her own 4-year-old daughter, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison by Judge Mariane Spearman on Friday (Feb. 18) in King... [Read more]

With One Week Left, Murderer Of Burien Woman Files Another Stay Of Execution

With One Week Left, Murderer Of Burien Woman Files Another Stay Of Execution

KING5.com is reporting that, with just one week left until his scheduled execution for the murder of a Burien woman, Cal Coburn Brown’s filed an emergency motion for a stay of execution to the 9th... [Read more]

Killer Of Burien Woman Loses Stay Of Execution, Could Die In September

Killer Of Burien Woman Loses Stay Of Execution, Could Die In September

The state Supreme Court has lifted a stay of execution for Cal Coburn Brown, who was convicted of torturing and killing Holly Washa, 22, a Burien woman, in 1991. He could be executed as early as September... [Read more]

Des Moines Killer Pleads Guilty, Gets Life For 2001 Slayings

Des Moines Killer Pleads Guilty, Gets Life For 2001 Slayings

On Tuesday (Nov. 17th), Leemah Carneh, the man accused of murdering an elderly couple and two teens at a Des Moines home in 2001, pleaded guilty to murder. Carneh, 28, pleaded guilty to four counts of... [Read more]

Burien’s Crystal Nails Operators Plead Guilty To Illegal Importing, Bribing A Fed

Burien’s Crystal Nails Operators Plead Guilty To Illegal Importing, Bribing A Fed

On Friday (Nov. 13th) Toan Le, 51, and Hang Ho, 41, of the Crystal Nails salon in Burien plead guilty in US District Court to charges of attempting to illegally import an unapproved skin treatment device... [Read more]

Burien Woman’s Killer Granted Stay Of Execution

Burien Woman’s Killer Granted Stay Of Execution

According to The Seattle TImes, a stay of execution was granted today to Cal Coburn Brown, the convicted 1991 killer of Burien’s Holly Washa. Washington State Supreme Court judges voted 5-4 to grant... [Read more]

Killer Of Burien Woman Scheduled To Be Executed Friday

Killer Of Burien Woman Scheduled To Be Executed Friday

On Wednesday, a judge turned down an attempted stay of execution for Cal Coburn Brown, a man convicted of the 1991 rape, torture and murder of Holly Washa, 22, of Burien. Brown carjacked Washa, then held... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Part Of 7-City Group Planning Area Jail

BREAKING: Burien Part Of 7-City Group Planning Area Jail

Seven south King County cities, including Burien, announced Thursday their plans to build a 668-bed misdemeanor jail in neighboring Des Moines. The cities on board this venture, which is called the South... [Read more]

Dead Man Walking Has A Bad Burien Connection

Dead Man Walking Has A Bad Burien Connection

According to numerous news sources, the Washington man scheduled to be executed March 13th has a bad Burien connection. Cal Coburn Brown was convicted in 1993 of the 1991 murder of Holly Washa, a 22-year... [Read more]

Burien Man Sentenced To Nearly 100 Years In Prison

Burien Man Sentenced To Nearly 100 Years In Prison

A Burien man was sentenced to more than 97 years in prison for shooting and killing his boss and two others more than five years ago. Tony Smith, 29, was convicted of three counts of first degree murder... [Read more]

Burien Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Burien Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

BURIEN – A Burien woman was sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma also ordered Amy Tuita, 30, to pay $72,000 in restitution. Prosecutors... [Read more]

Man Named “Lovelychild” Charged In Tukwila Shooting

Man Named “Lovelychild” Charged In Tukwila Shooting

TUKWILA – Earlier this month we reported about the April 13 shooting death at a Dr. Dre book signing after-party in Tukwila, and today charges of second-degree murder and assault were filed by King... [Read more]