State v. Sean Laward Graham
Sentencing for Inmate Convicted in Attack on King County Corrections Officer: Sentencing will be held this afternoon for an inmate who was found guilty in an attack on a corrections officer at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in January 2011. In November, a jury found the defendant, Sean L. Graham, 36, guilty of Assault in the First Degree. He was also convicted on three counts of Custodial Assault for assaulting other officers who were trying to subdue the defendant. Corrections officer Gil Letrondo was knocked unconscious in the assault and was on the floor when Graham then stomped on his neck and chest. The jury found aggravating circumstances that the unconscious officer was a vulnerable victim and that he was a law enforcement officer performing his official duties at the time of the offense. Graham was in custody on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree when he attacked the officer. Today’s sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. before Judge Theresa Doyle in courtroom W-842 of the King County Courthouse. The standard range is 17 to 23 years, but prosecutors will be requesting an exceptional sentence of 30 years based on the aggravating circumstances. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor William Doyle, Deputy Prosecutor Ian Ith and paralegal Lori Bridgewater.