State v. Daniel J. Haggart
Sentencing for Man in Redmond Murder: A Redmond man was sentenced this afternoon to 22 ½ years in prison for the fatal stabbing of Cara Neil, 17, in Redmond on July 18, 2014. The defendant, Daniel J. Haggart, 26, pled guilty last month to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement. The sentence range was 18 to 26 ½ years in prison. Prosecutors recommended a sentence of 22 ½ years. The stabbing followed an argument Haggart was having with his girlfriend. When Neil came to the defense of the defendant’s girlfriend, Haggart became angry at Neil and stabbed her in the chest. Today’s sentencing was before King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts at the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Worley and victim advocate Karen Kunde.