State v. Justin Matthew Bacani
Defendant Charged in Bellevue Homicide: A charge of Murder in the Second Degree - DV was filed this afternoon against Justin M. Bacani, 35, who is accused of the strangulation death of his girlfriend in Bellevue in February. The body of the victim, 29-year-old Annalise Harrison, was found in a vacant apartment in Bellevue on February 7. Because of his criminal history, Bacani could face a sentence of life in prison under the state’s “Three Strikes” law for persistent offenders if convicted of the current offense. The defendant’s bail has been increased to $5 million from the $2 million bail set at yesterday’s bail hearing. The defendant will be arraigned on July 8 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.