King County Prosecuting Attorney
Guilty Verdict in Bellevue Homicide: A jury has found a 36-year-old Seattle man guilty of Murder in the Second Degree - DV as charged for the strangulation death of his girlfriend in Bellevue in February 2015. The jury returned a verdict yesterday finding the defendant Justin M. Bacani guilty in the murder of 29-year-old Annalise Harrison. Because of his criminal history, Bacani faces a sentence of life in prison under the state’s “Three Strikes” law for persistent offenders. Sentencing is scheduled for January 27 at 1 p.m. before Judge Kenneth Schubert at the King County Courthouse. The case is being handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutors Christina Miyamasu and Wyman Yip.
Sentencing in Bellevue Vehicular Homicide: A sentencing hearing is set for 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 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. 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. Tomorrow’s sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. before Judge Laura Inveen in courtroom W-864. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim and Deputy Prosecutor Aubony Burns.
Charges Amended to Murder in Shoreline Shooting: Charges have been amended to Murder in the Second Degree and Attempted Murder in the Second Degree with firearm enhancements for a 27-year-old man accused of shooting two men outside a home in Shoreline on November 2. One of the victims died from his injuries on November 20. The defendant, Reuben Melegrito, is also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree. The defendant was initially charged with two counts of Assault in the First Degree. He was arraigned yesterday on the amended charges and entered a not guilty plea. A case setting hearing is scheduled for January 10 at 1 p.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse. He remains in jail with bail set at $2 million.
Arraignment in Pioneer Square Fatal Shooting: Arraignment has been scheduled for December 8 for a 22-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of two men in Seattle’s Pioneer Square on March 30, 2016. The defendant, Darion A. Lipsey, was charged last month with two counts of Murder in the First Degree with firearm enhancements. The defendant was arrested yesterday morning in Federal Way on a warrant and was booked into the King County Jail. The December 8 arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse. The defendant’s bail is set at $5 million.
Charges Filed in Fatal Metro Bus Shooting: A 21-year-old man was charged today with Murder in the Second Degree with a firearm enhancement in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on a Metro bus on Tuesday in Renton. The victim, a 27-year-old man, died from his injuries yesterday. The defendant, Faisal Adan, is also charged with Assault in the Second Degree for allegedly pointing the gun at the bus driver and demanding that he open the door. The bus stopped and the suspect fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later. A charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree was also filed against the defendant. Arraignment is scheduled for December 15 at 9 a.m. in courtroom GA of the Maleng Regional Justice Center. Adan remains in jail with bail set at $5 million.
Community & Speaking Events
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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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