State v. Corey Mann and Gary Sanders
Guilty Verdict in Home Invasion Robbery, Murder: State v. Corey Mann and Gary Sanders: Two men will be sentenced later this month in connection with the fatal beating of a 24-year-old woman during a home invasion robbery in Kent in 2013. A jury convicted defendants Corey Mann, 28, and Michael Galloway, 32, last month of Murder in the First Degree as charged for the brutal murder of Latasha Walker at her apartment in Kent. Mann faces a sentence range of 30 to 40 years and Sanders will face a sentence of 20 to 26 ½ years in prison. They will be sentenced April 15 before Judge Veronica Alicea Galvan at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, courtroom GA. Sanders will be sentenced at 9 a.m. and Mann at 1:30 p.m. Two co-defendants were sentenced last month for their involvement in the murder. Michael Galloway, 33, was sentenced to 12 years and Tiana Wood-Sims was sentenced to 14 ½ years. Both pled guilty last year to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree and testified at the trial of Mann and Sanders. Dozens of Walker’s family members attended the sentencing hearing, many of them wearing shirts with Walker’s picture. Several of them addressed the court. The case was investigated by Kent Police Detective Brendan Wales, and prosecuted by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Adrienne McCoy, victim advocate Karen Kunde, and paralegal Angela Blocki.