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John Blaine Reed (left) accused of murdering Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, listens as Snohomish County chief criminal deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes opening statements in his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Trial over Oso murders begins with a self-defense claim

His attorney says John Reed, charged with killing Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, will testify.


Owner of Tacos Guaymas restaurants charged with felony theft

Salvador Sahagun is accused of using software to avoid paying $5.6 million in taxes.


Mentally ill man sentenced 6 years for nearly killing man

A Bothell man who lives with mental illness will spend six years in prison, and potentially the rest of his life under court-ordered supervision, after… Continue reading


Bothell man, 65, charged with possession of child pornography

Timothy Dale O’Brien was having some trouble last summer at his job managing finances for a large construction company. Indeed, his performance reportedly had slipped… Continue reading

Bothell man faces felony charge for alleged role in drug deal

A Bothell man now is facing a felony charge for his alleged role in a March 13 drug deal that ended in fatal gunfire. Dustin… Continue reading

Former UW Bothell student sentenced to life in prison for Mukilteo killings

Will Kramer bears the scars of violence. The Mukilteo teen was shot in the back the night three of his friends were killed by their… Continue reading

Prosecutors question self-defense claim in fatal Bothell shooting

A Seattle man’s repeated claims that he acted in self-defense during a fatal shooting last month near Bothell haven’t persuaded Snohomish County prosecutors. They’ve charged… Continue reading

Former UW Bothell student pleads guilty in mass killing

Former University of Washington Bothell student and mass killer Allen Ivanov pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of murder, a day before the Snohomish County… Continue reading

Judge to decide verdict in Bothell murder trial

A Bothell man accused of fatally beating, stabbing and drowning his estranged wife in 2013 has decided to let a judge decide his fate.

Bothell resident Alan Smith loses bid to block evidence in murder trial

A Bothell man lost a bid Thursday to block prosecutors from much of the evidence they hope to use to prove he murdered his wife early last year.

Bothell woman pleads guilty in mother’s killing

Terie Davidson says she doesn't remember bludgeoning her 81-year-old mother to death a year ago, but she knows there is sufficient evidence to convict her of the slaying.

Investigation of Bothell mother’s murder centers around bicycle

The investigation of a Bothell woman's February killing now appears to focus on a bicycle somebody apparently didn't want.