State v. Richard C. Whitaker
Charges Filed in Belltown Fatal Shooting: A 55-year-old Seattle man has been charged in connection with the alleged murder of a man in Belltown on December 13. The defendant, Richard C. Whitaker, was charged yesterday afternoon with Murder in the Second Degree with a firearm enhancement and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree. He is accused in the fatal shooting of Brent McDonald. The defendant remains in jail with bail set at $2 million. Arraignment is scheduled for January 27 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.