Pierce County Superior Court Judge John Hickman sentenced 31-year-old Min Sik Kim Friday. Kim shot a shoplifter at his Spanaway convenience store March 25, 2016. The man, 21-year-old Jakeel Mason, died from his injuries.
Jose Juan Gaitan Vasquez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at arraignment Wednesday. He's accused of fatally stabbing 25-year-old Samuel Cruces-Vazquez in Tacoma April 28, 2016. Three other people have also been charged for the homicide.
Kim Meline is suing the state and Western State Hospital for releasing her son Jonathan from involuntary commitment before he murdered his father in October, 2012. She describes her shock when she first received a phone call from the hospital that her son, who suffered from acute paranoid schizophrenia, was due to be released in January 2012.
Ty William Thacker Fuller, 49, pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday to vehicular homicide, two counts of hit-and-run, and third-degree assault. Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set bail at $1 million. Prosecutors say Fuller crashed into a golf cart driven by 65-year-old Gary Moody Tuesday, who died from his injuries.