Dec. 27, 2012
CASE UPDATES: December 27, 2012
Jury Convicts Auburn Man of Murder: State v. Aenoy Phasay: A jury has convicted Aenoy Phasay of Murder Second Degree for the shooting death of a man on March 30, 2010 in Auburn. The jury also made a finding for a firearm sentencing enhancement. Phasay shot the victim multiple times after a heated dispute in the parking lot of an Auburn grocery store. He also threatened the victim’s son who witnessed the homicide. Phasay, 31, will face a range of 15 to 23 years in prison when he is sentenced next month. The case was prosecuted by Chief Criminal Deputy Mark Larson.
Man Sentenced for Rapes, Robberies: State v. Jermaine Route: Jermaine Route, 24, was sentenced last month to a minimum of 25 years up to an indeterminate maximum of life in prison for several rapes and robberies he committed in late 2009 and early 2010. Route targeted four women he found through Craigslist and Backpage.com and sexually assaulted them. The defendant also robbed two men of cash after posting ads claiming he had cell phones for sale. Route pleaded guilty to six felonies in all, including one count of Rape First Degree, three counts of Rape Second Degree, and two counts of Robbery First Degree. The case was handled by Senior DPA Terry Carlstrom.
Sentencing for 2003 White Center Murder: State v. Vernon M. Walker: Vernon M. Walker was sentenced last week to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of a man following an argument in White Center in 2003. Walker pleaded guilty to Murder Second Degree. He also pleaded guilty to Assault Second Degree for firing at a second man who was not hit. Walker, 28, fled to Canada after the shooting but was extradited to the U.S. in 2011. The case was handled by Senior DPA John Castleton.
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