State v. Kenneth Maurice Sutton, Jr.
Sentencing for Defendant Convicted in Shooting Outside a Federal Way Bar: A sentencing hearing will be held this afternoon for a Federal Way man who was found guilty on murder and assault charges for a 2012 shooting outside Johnny’s Famous Grill and Bar in Federal Way that left a man dead and two men and two women injured. The defendant, Kenneth M. Sutton, Jr., was found guilty last month after a bench trial before Judge Bill Bowman. The Court found Sutton guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and four counts of Assault in the First Degree with firearm enhancements. He was also convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree. The shooting occurred on June 27, 2012 when Sutton instigated an argument outside by yelling “Rollin’ 90s.” Most of the victims were bystanders who were standing outside after the bar closed. Sutton, 23, faces a sentence range of 70 to 88 years in prison, which includes 25 years of firearm sentencing enhancements. Today’s sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. in courtroom W-739 at the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner and Deputy Prosecutor Brian Wynne.