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July 13: 

Arraignment in Fatal Shooting in Queen Anne: Arraignment was held this morning for a 31-year-old man who is accused of fatally shooting his wife inside a car in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood on July 2. The defendant, Cameron Espitia, was arraigned and pled not guilty to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree. The defendant allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Jennifer Morrison Espitia after an argument. A case setting hearing is scheduled for July 27 at 1 p.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse. Espitia remains in jail with bail set at $3 million.  

June 28: 

Arraignment in Belltown Double Homicide: Arraignment will be held on June 29 for a 46-year-old man accused of killing two men at a Belltown apartment in January 2016. The defendant, Raymond Walter Sanchez, was arrested in South Carolina earlier this month and returned to King County on Friday after waiving extradition proceedings. He is charged with two counts of Murder in the Second Degree for the murders of Larry Humphrey, 65, and Holger Sippach, 58. Seattle Police detectives linked the defendant to the murders through DNA evidence. Tomorrow’s arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse. Bail is set at $1 million.  

June 27: 

Charge Filed in Fatal Stabbing in Queen Anne: A charge of Murder in the Second Degree has been filed against a 38-year-old man who is accused in a fatal stabbing outside a restaurant in lower Queen Anne Hill early Friday morning. The defendant, Leon Caril, II, allegedly stabbed the victim, Andrew Pimentel, 26, and then left the scene but was arrested a short time later. The defendant remains in jail with bail set at $1 million. Arraignment is scheduled for July 10 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.   

June 5: 

Sentencing in Fatal Drive-by Shooting in Auburn: A 20-year-old man was sentenced on Friday to 45 years in prison in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two men at a bus stop in Auburn on October 20, 2015. The defendant, Froilan Hermenegildo, pled guilty in April to two counts of Murder in the Second Degree with firearm enhancements, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree, and two counts of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. The defendant was charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Angel Mireles and 40-year-old Mark Rivera, who was Mireles’ stepfather. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutors John Castleton and Steve Herschkowitz. 

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Dan recently spoke at:

  • Choices Program at Sylvester Middle School
  • Public Defender Conference at Seattle University
  • 180 Program Fundraiser
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