State v. Richard C. Whitaker
Arraignment in Belltown Fatal Shooting: A 55-year-old Seattle man was arraigned this morning on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree for the alleged murder of a man in Belltown on December 13. The defendant, Richard C. Whitaker, entered a not guilty plea at today’s arraignment. Whitaker is accused in the fatal shooting of Brent McDonald. The defendant remains in jail with bail set at $2 million. A case setting hearing is scheduled for February 10 at 1 p.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.