King County Prosecuting Attorney
Charge Filed in Renton Fatal Collision: A charge of Vehicular Homicide has been filed against a 36-year-old Seattle man who is accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal collision in Renton on September 21. The defendant, Mario Cuellar, allegedly drove through a red light and collided with a vehicle at an intersection. The driver of the other vehicle, a 58-year-old woman, died in the collision. The defendant remains in jail on $750,000 bail. Arraignment is scheduled for October 10 at 9 a.m. in courtroom GA of the Maleng Regional Justice Center.
Sentencing in Fatal Shooting of Teen in Columbia City: A 25-year-old Seattle man was sentenced on September 16 to 28 years in prison for the fatal shooting of his 14-year-old niece in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood on December 6, 2015. The defendant, Si Phu, shot the victim after an argument over a pair of shoes. Phu pled guilty last month to Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Julie Kline.
Sentencing in 2014 Kirkland Homicide: Burrell Michael Cushman, 30, was sentenced on September 2 to nearly 23 years in prison for the murder of Amy Hargrove, 28, in her Kirkland home on January 5, 2014. Cushman was the former boyfriend of Hargrove. A jury in July convicted the defendant on charges of Murder in the Second Degree, Felony Violation of a No Contact Order and Attempted Arson in the First Degree. The defendant faced a sentence range of 14 ½ to nearly 23 years in prison. Prosecutors recommended a top of the range sentence. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Dernbach.
Bellevue Vehicular Homicide: Sentencing has been continued from September 2 to September 30 at 9:30 a.m. for a 39-year-old Bellevue man who was convicted in a drunk-driving crash that killed his girlfriend in Bellevue on November 11, 2015. The defendant, Robert T. Jackson, was convicted last month on charges of Vehicular Homicide and Felony Hit and Run. Jackson was under the influence of alcohol and speeding when he lost control of his car and crashed into a utility box, killing Lindsey Hill, 35. The defendant was found guilty during a bench trial before Superior Court Judge Laura Inveen. The Court also found an aggravating circumstance of rapid recidivism since the current offense was committed a short time after the defendant was released from prison. Jackson faces a sentence of life in prison under the state’s “Three Strikes” law for repeat offenders. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim and Deputy Prosecutor Aubony Burns.
Community & Speaking Events
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Dan recently spoke at:
Choices Program at Sylvester Middle School
Public Defender Conference at Seattle University
180 Program Fundraiser
Retired Public Employees Council Meeting
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