State v. Tomas M. Berhe
Guilty Verdict in 2013 Fatal Shooting in Eastlake: State v. Tomas M. Berhe: A jury has convicted a 34-year-old man in a shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood on July 22, 2013. The jury convicted the defendant, Tomas M. Berhe, last month on charges of Murder in the First Degree and Assault in the First Degree as charged for the shooting that killed Everett Williams and injured a friend of Williams. Both of the charges include firearm sentencing enhancements. The defendant ambushed the victim as he sat in his car, firing several rounds into the car. Berhe faces a sentence range of 37 to nearly 47 years in prison, which includes the firearm enhancements. Sentencing is scheduled for May 26 at 9 a.m. before King County Superior Court Judge Mariane Spearman at the King County Courthouse. The case was investigated by Seattle Police Detectives Al Cruise and Russ Weklych. SPD’s Garry Boulden is the victim advocate. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Prosecutors Wyman Yip and Brian Wynne and paralegal Angela Blocki.