King County Prosecuting Attorney
Sentencing Rescheduled in Bellevue Vehicular Homicide: Sentencing has been continued from October 28 to December 9 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 earlier this 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 December 9 sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. in courtroom W-864. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim and Deputy Prosecutor Aubony Burns.
Sentencing in Kent Gas Station Murders: Leland Russell, Jr, was sentenced this morning to 63 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two employees of a gas station in Kent on August 20, 2014. Russell, 32, was convicted by a jury in August on two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for the murders of David Christianson and Carlos Gonzalez. Russell and another man arrived at the busy gas station during the morning commute and started arguments with several customers who were attempting to use the business’s services. Witnesses said the defendant and his friend were rude and combative toward customers and Shell Station employees before they were told to leave by the victims. After the defendant’s friend started to physically assault one of the victims, Russell retrieved his gun from his vehicle and shot the two unarmed men multiple times at close range. The jury also convicted Russell on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree in a separate incident from earlier that day. The defendant faced a sentence range is 55 to 68 years in prison. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutors Jessica Berliner and Karissa Taylor.
Sentencing in State v. Derrick Coleman: Former Seattle Seahawk Derrick Coleman was sentenced this afternoon to 240 hours of community service and 12 months of community supervision for a collision in Bellevue on October 14, 2015 that injured the driver of another vehicle. The sentence, a first-time offender waiver, also requires the defendant to pay restitution. Coleman pled guilty last week to Vehicular Assault (Disregard for the Safety of Others) and Hit and Run. Coleman’s Dodge truck rear ended a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old man. The victim suffered a fractured collar bone when his car was flipped upside down in the collision. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim.
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Choices Program at Sylvester Middle School
Public Defender Conference at Seattle University
180 Program Fundraiser
Retired Public Employees Council Meeting
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