Seattle man guilty in murder of Bothell man

The defendant claimed he’d been robbed and pistol-whipped, but the jury didn’t believe him.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:55pm
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A Dec. 9 fatal shooting near Bothell was a murder, not a case of self-defense, a Snohomish County jury decided Thursday.

Jurors found Jesse Randall Ackerman, 23, of Seattle, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Ryan Osborne.

Osborne, 36, died in the street outside his home along 198th Place SE, in unincorporated Bothell. Ackerman had spent several hours before the shooting parked outside in his green Mustang. He’d been in the neighborhood using heroin with a friend.

Osborne’s family said he was shot when he went out to tap on the window of Ackerman’s car to ask him to leave.

Ackerman drove away and surrendered hours later. He claimed he’d been robbed and pistol-whipped.

At trial, Ackerman testified that he had shot in self defense, and claimed he’d heard Osborne ready a handgun to fire.

His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5.

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