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March 6: 

Guilty Verdict in Auburn Vehicular Homicide: A jury on Friday convicted a 40-year-old man of four counts of Vehicular Homicide (DUI), and one count each of Vehicular Assault (DUI) and Reckless Driving as charged for a collision that killed four passengers in the car he was driving in Auburn on October 25, 2014. A fifth passenger was seriously injured in the collision. The defendant, Nicholas Windsor Anderson, was under the influence of alcohol and driving at a high rate of speed on Auburn Way South when the car he was driving went off the roadway and into a ditch before slamming into a tree and three utility boxes. The defendant’s sentence range is 258 to 328 months in prison, which includes sentencing enhancements. Prosecutors will be requesting an exceptional sentence of 460 months in prison when the defendant is sentenced on March 31 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Cheryl Carey in courtroom 3F of the Maleng Regional Justice Center. The case is being handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim and Deputy Prosecutor Susan Harrison.  

March 1: 

Arraignment Postponed in Marymoor Park Attack: Today’s arraignment was continued for Charles R. Stockwell, who is accused in an attack on a 43-year-old woman in Marymoor Park on August 5, 2016. Stockwell, 33, is charged with Assault in the First Degree. The defendant allegedly threw the victim to the ground and began punching her in the face and head and then used a shoelace to strangle her. Three days after the attack, Stockwell was arrested for residential burglary in Thurston County. He is currently at Western State Hospital on the Thurston County charges. Bail in the Marymoor Park assault is set at $1 million.  

February 16: 

Sentencing in State v. Aaron Ybarra: Aaron Ybarra was sentenced to 112 years in prison for a June 5, 2014 shooting at Seattle Pacific University that killed one student and injured two others. In November, a jury convicted the defendant as charged on charges of Murder in the First Degree, three counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and one count of Assault in the Second Degree. Each charge included a firearm enhancement and an aggravator because the shooting involved a destructive and foreseeable impact on persons other than the victim. Paul Lee, 19, was killed in the shooting. Two other students, Sarah Williams and Thomas Fowler, Jr., were wounded. Ybarra faced a sentence range of 88 to 112 years in prison.

Community & Speaking Engagements

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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