April 26, 2001 |
A live-in caretaker in Everett has been charged with having her 13-year-old daughter and four other teenagers beat her client's son to death with baseball bats, then using her two younger children to help clean up the home. Barbara Marie Opel, 37, and her daughter's 17-year-old boyfriend, Jeffrey James Grote, pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated first-degree murder in the death of Jerry Duane Heimann.
January 7, 2001 |
A 16-year-old boy who confessed to shooting his parents and two siblings to death told authorities in Addy, Wash., that an argument with his father over household chores led to the slayings. William L. Lembcke was ordered held without bail in the deaths of his father, Robert H. Lembcke, 49, a self-employed logger; his mother, Diana, 43, who suffered from multiple sclerosis; his sister, Jolene, 18; and one of his brothers, Wesley, 12.
January 1, 2001 |
A body found in a shallow grave near the Tulalip Indian Reservation in northwest Washington was identified as a Russian mail-order bride who hadn't been seen since September. The woman's American husband of two years was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. Anastasia Soloveva King, 20, was 39-year-old Indle King Jr.'s second mail-order bride, the Herald of Everett reported Saturday. Police were led to the body by an anonymous phone tip.
September 2, 2000 |
Everybody knew who they were. They were the pack of bullies, a fixture in American neighborhoods as long as there have been kids and summers. They were the ones who leaned against the fence, smirking, when told to run on home. They were the kids who picked up rocks and threw them through windshields; who grabbed a bicycle that had been left on the front porch. "Monsters," one woman called them. "Babies," somebody else said. What nobody imagined was that they might be killers.
April 20, 2000 |
Authorities said Wednesday that a National Guardsman charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old prostitute is a suspect in as many as 17 other slayings in Washington state. DNA testing was underway Wednesday comparing blood samples taken from Robert L. Yates Jr. of Spokane and evidence from the various crime scenes.
November 5, 1999 |
Residents left their porch lights on and walked their children to school Thursday in the middle-class neighborhood where a gunman clad in military camouflage clothing killed two boat shop employees and wounded two others before vanishing. Police called Wednesday's shooting a "deliberate, calculated act" and tried to reassure residents of the Wallingford district that they are safe, even with the killer at large.