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Dan Satterberg

Guilty Plea in Redmond Vehicular Homicide


State v. Robert James Malsch


Guilty Plea in Redmond Vehicular Homicide: A 22-year-old Lynnwood man pled guilty this morning as charged to Vehicular Homicide - DUI, Felony Hit and Run, and Reckless Driving for a collision in Redmond on February 28, 2015 that killed a 30-year-old man. The defendant, Robert James Malsch, was under the influence of alcohol and driving at a high rate of speed when his car slammed into a car that was stopped at a red light. Michael Frederick Ey was killed in the collision. The defendant exited his car and fled from the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. Malsch faces a sentence range of 95 to 125 months in prison. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 125 months. Sentencing is scheduled for July 1 at 1 p.m. before Judge Mary Roberts in courtroom in W-905 of the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Stephanie Knightlinger.

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