Since 2013, the Washington State Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court have ordered new trials for defendants in six cases where Pierce County deputy prosecutors were found to have committed reversible error — called “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Here are snapshots of each of those cases:
Defendant: Larry Tarrer
Defendants: JoJo Hamilton Evans and Jarrett Lynn Reedy
Prosecutors said they committed a drug robbery. Evans originally was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, Reedy to nearly nine years.
Defendants: James Leroy Lindsay and Jennifer Holmes
Prosecutors alleged the two attacked and robbed Holmes’ ex-boyfriend. Lindsay was sentenced to eight years, six months in prison and Holmes to seven years, five months.
Defendant: Tyrone Manson St. Ours
Defendant: Odies Walker
Defendant: Dorcus Allen