King County Prosecuting Attorney
||Updated: 12:45 p.m. December 18
Arraignment for Defendant Charged in Sammamish Vehicular Homicide: Arraignment was held this morning for a Sammamish woman who is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol and a sleep aid and crashing her Jeep through her lakefront home in May, killing her husband and son-in-law and seriously injuring her daughter. The defendant, Carol Fedigan, 68, entered a not guilty plea to the charges. A case setting hearing is scheduled for February 5 at 1 p.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse. The court granted a defense motion to lower the Fedigan's bail to $100,000 from $250,000. The defendant is also charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly driving with her 3-year-old grandchild seated on her lap at the time of the crash. If convicted as charged, the sentence range is 10 to 13 years in prison, which includes a one-year sentencing enhancement for having a passenger under the age of 16 in the car at the time of the collision.
Arraignment for Defendant Charged in Fatal Shooting in Georgetown: Arraignment was held this morning for a 37-year-old man accused in a fatal shooting at a motorcycle club in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood on December 7. The shooting left one man dead and another injured. The defendant, Joshua Everybodytalksabout, entered a not guilty plea to charges of Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree. If convicted, the defendant faces a sentence of life in prison under the state’s “Three Strikes” law for persistent offenders. He is being held without bail at the King County Jail. A case setting hearing is scheduled for January 5 at the King County Courthouse.
Sentencing Scheduled in State v. ThomasDinh Bowman: A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for January 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the case of ThomasDinh Bowman, who was found guilty last week of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement as charged for the August 2012 slaying of Yancy Noll in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. Sentencing will be held before Judge Bruce Heller in courtroom E-746 of the King County Courthouse. Bowman, 32, faces a sentence range of 25 to 31 years in prison, which includes a five-year firearm enhancement. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutors Kristin Richardson and Adrienne McCoy and paralegal Sue Trujillo.
Guilty Verdict in the Murder of Yancy Noll: A jury has found ThomasDinh Bowman guilty of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement as charged for the August 2012 slaying of Yancy Noll in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. Bowman, 32, will face a sentence range of 25 to 31 years in prison, which includes a five-year firearm enhancement. A sentencing date has not yet been set. The trial was before Judge Bruce Heller at the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutors Kristin Richardson and Adrienne McCoy and paralegal Sue Trujillo.
Charges Filed in Hate Crime Attack on Seattle Cab Driver: A 26-year-old man was charged yesterday with Malicious Harassment and Assault in the Second Degree for a hate crime attack on a taxi driver early Sunday morning in Seattle. The defendant, Jesse Alexander Fleming, allegedly beat the cab driver unconscious and told him “go back to your own country.” When the victim lost consciousness, his foot slipped off the brake causing the cab to roll downhill and strike several cars. The defendant posted $50,000 bail which was set at first appearance, however, prosecutors requested and the court granted a bail increase to $100,000. The defendant will be arraigned on December 24 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.
Local Jurisdictions Join Together, Launch New Approach to Reduce Demand for Prostitution
Research shows more than 27,000 men in King County soliciting sex online
Law enforcement and community leaders from across King County have joined together to announce a major initiative to reduce the demand for prostitution where the majority of sex buying now takes place – online.
“Prostitution is a harmful and violent practice, and has exploded on the Internet -- going from the street corner to the corner office,” said King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. “In King County, each day an estimated 27,000 men are actively soliciting sex online at one of over 100 websites. We need to take action and we need a new approach.”
Historically law enforcement has focused on arresting prostituted people. This approach has been unsuccessful at reducing exploitation and doesn’t address the demand that drives sex trafficking. The “Buyer Beware” initiative is a partnership with eight different police departments and city attorney’s offices across King County who are shifting their emphasis to go after sex buyers. The initiative is led by the Organization for Prostitution Survivors and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Learn more . . .
Speakers at yesterday’s news conference included, pictured L-R, King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, King County Senior DPA Val Richey, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, and the co-founder of Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) and prostitution survivor Noel Gomez. At far right are Peter Qualliotine, OPS co-founder, and Alisa Bernard, prostitution survivor and OPS staff member, who also spoke at yesterday’s news conference on stopping sexual exploitation.
King County Drug Court Celebrates its 20-Year Anniversary
“Drug Court Changes Lives.”
King County Drug Court is celebrating its 20th year of operation as it continues to be a model program, offering addicted offenders the opportunity for drug treatment in lieu of prison. Participants undergo a rigorous program of both in-patient and out-patient treatment, followed by court monitoring of counseling, meetings and drug testing. If the participant successfully completes the program, the criminal charges are dismissed. Many graduates enter the program after decades of serious drug addiction and leave Drug Court with jobs, family reconciliation and with a new outlook on life. Each graduating class also represents approximately $1 million in prison cost savings.
King County Drug Court hosted a 20 Year Anniversary celebration on October 14 at the King County Courthouse. In attendance were drug court graduates, current participants, public officials and other supporters. King County Superior Court Judge Greg Canova, who oversees Drug Court, emceed the event. King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Councilmembers Kathy Lambert and Larry Gossett introduced several short but powerful videos of interviews with drug court graduates.
King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg speaking at the Drug Court 20t h Anniversary celebration, with U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez, the first judge to oversee Drug Court. Pictured in the background is King County Superior Court Judge Greg Canova who currently oversees Drug Court.
Grammy award winning rapper Macklemore was also a guest at the Drug Court anniversary event. Macklemore, who grew up in Seattle, spoke about his own past experiences with addiction and recovering from it.
King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez, who, when he was a Superior Court judge was the first to oversee Drug Court, said a few words about King County Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng and how it came to be that he started the drug court in King County in 1994.
Rapper Macklemore speaking at Tuesday’s 20th Anniversary celebration for King County Drug Court. He spoke of his own past struggles with addiction and the reality of recovery.
Learn more . . .
New President of NAACP Visits the PAO
Dan Satterberg recently had the opportunity to meet with Cornell Brooks, the new National President of the NAACP. President Brooks is a Yale Law Graduate and former Department of Justice attorney.
“I was honored to spend some time with President Brooks during his brief stay here in Seattle,” Satterberg said. “We discussed a variety of approaches to public safety and criminal justice, and found that we have many common goals,” he added.
For more information about Cornell Brooks, click here.
Welcoming New DPAs to the PAO
Seven new deputy prosecuting attorneys (DPAs) are beginning their legal careers here at the PAO. The new DPAs were sworn in during a ceremony on September 19 in the presiding courtroom of King County Superior Court. The PAO welcomes DPAs (top row pictured L-R) Jonah Crollard, Chris Fyall, and Daniel Ajema. (Front row pictured L-R) Casey Parks, Kristi Knieps, Stanley Lloyd and Brynn Jacobson. Congratulations new DPAs!
Community & Speaking Events
Dan Satterberg enjoys attending and speaking at community events.
Dan recently spoke at:
NAMI Eastside Annual Fundraising Breakfast.
SeaTac Roundtable Discussion, “Ferguson, Can it Happen Here?”
DV Symposium at Seattle U.
Emerald Heights Retirement Center.
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