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Sentencing for Defendant in 2013 Murder of Woman Found Near Burke-Gilman Trail

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State v. Uriel Boyd

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Sentencing for Defendant in 2013 Murder of Woman Found Near Burke-Gilman Trail: A 34-year-old Renton man was sentenced this afternoon to 22 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old woman whose body was found near the Burke-Gilman trail on October 4, 2013 in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The defendant, Uriel Boyd, pled guilty last month to Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree. He shot Jowanna Gooden in the head over a dispute regarding damage to his car. Boyd faced a sentence range of 18 to 26 years in prison. Today's sentencing was before Judge Timothy Bradshaw at the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole.

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