State v. Steven Ovington Padilla
Charge Filed in Fatal Stabbing in Bellevue: A 38-year-old man was charged today with Murder in the Second Degree for the fatal stabbing of a man at a Burger King restaurant in Bellevue on August 17. The defendant, Steven Padilla, allegedly walked up and started stabbing the victim who appeared to be sleeping. The victim, Jose Arias, 65, died from his injuries. Padilla ran from the restaurant but was arrested a short time later by Bellevue Police. The defendant remains in jail with bail set at $1 million. Arraignment is set for September 3 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.