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Daniel T. Satterberg

King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
King County Courthouse, Room W554
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2362
(206) 296-9000

 

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Daily Docket Updated:  3:35  p.m.  August 19

Hearing for Suspect in Fatal Stabbing at Restaurant: The suspect in Sunday’s fatal stabbing at a Burger King restaurant in Bellevue did not appear in court today for a bond hearing. The suspect, a 38-year-old man, remains in jail being held on investigation of homicide. Tomorrow is the deadline for a charging decision.

August 18:

Guilty Verdict in 2008 Murder: A gang member has been convicted in connection with a shooting that killed 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounded a second teen near Garfield High School in 2008. The jury convicted D’Angelo A. Saloy last week of Murder in the First Degree and Attempted Murder in the First Degree, both with firearm enhancements. Saloy, 22, faces a sentence range of approximately 51 to 64 years in prison. On the evening of October 31, 2008, a Ford Taurus drove past several individuals who were standing near the baseball field behind Garfield High School.  Approximately five to seven shots were fired from the vehicle. Coleman and Demario Clark, 16 at the time, were both struck by bullets. Coleman, who was shot twice in the back, died at the scene. Witness statements tied Saloy to the shooting. “Thanks to the outstanding work of Seattle Police detectives and the deputy prosecutors handling the case, justice has been done in this very difficult case,” said King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. Sentencing is scheduled for September 10 at 9 a.m. before Judge Regina Cahan. The case was investigated by Seattle Police detective Dana Duffy. Senior DPAs Jessica Berliner and Julie Kline prosecuted the case.

August 15:

Sentencing for Man Convicted in the Murder of his 72-year-old Aunt in Bellevue:
A sentencing hearing will be held this afternoon for Mark Irwin, 53, who pled guilty last month to Murder in the Second Degree for attacking his Aunt, Barbara Irwin, with a hammer in Bellevue in April, killing her in her apartment. Prosecutors will be recommending a sentence of 29 years in prison. Today’s sentencing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. before Judge Roger Rogoff in courtroom W-719 of the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior DPA Don Raz.

August 13:

Arraignment in 2003 Cold Case Homicide: Arraignment was held this morning for a man charged in connection with a fatal shooting in South Seattle in 2003. The defendant, San Saeyang, 30, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree with a firearm enhancement. He is accused in the murder of 23-year-old Bounma Khammanivong on February 22, 2003. The victim was sitting in his van in the parking lot of an apartment building when the defendant allegedly approached the van and fired multiple times. Saeyang, a Seattle gang member, was charged with the murder on July 29. He was serving time in prison for robbery and burglary and was transferred to the King County Jail earlier this month. If convicted as charged, he faces a sentence range of 29 to 38 years in prison. The defendant’s bail is set at $1 million. A case setting hearing is scheduled for September 4 at 1 p.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse.

 

Kent Car Show Shooting
Case Wrap Up: All Seven Defendants Convicted

The last two remaining defendants charged in a July 23, 2011 shootout at an unauthorized car show and rap concert in Kent have pleaded guilty. The King County Prosecutor’s Office (PAO) charged a total of seven defendants in the Kent car show shootout that left 12 people wounded. A 13th person was wounded in a subsequent drive-by shooting later that evening in an apparent act of retaliation. All seven have now been convicted.

Norm Maleng Regional Justice CenterThe defendants are identified members of the Playboy-Surenos street gang. Investigators pieced together the events of the Kent car show shootout through painstaking efforts after forming the South King County Gang Violence Initiative. Detectives from the Kent Police Department led the effort, but nearly a dozen police agencies contributed to the investigation. Investigators, facing a chaotic crime scene and uncooperative witnesses, were able to build a solid case.

They exhausted numerous evidentiary avenues, which included using: firearm tool mark evidence, text messaging records, fingerprints, social media, cell-phone tracking technology, jail phone call recordings, and video surveillance.

“This startling shootout in broad daylight at a shopping mall coalesced law enforcement and the community in South King County to take a stand against gang violence,” said King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg.

Last week, the court accepted guilty pleas from the two remaining defendants, Isai Hernandez and James Lopez, for their involvement in the shooting. Hernandez pled guilty to a charge of Drive-By Shooting and Lopez pled to a charge of Rendering Criminal Assistance in the First Degree. In all, six defendants pleaded guilty and one was convicted at trial. Here’s a summary of the charges: Learn more . . .

 

PAO’s Annual Food Frenzy Drive Raises $11,600 for Food Lifeline
and Wins Public Sector Title for 9th Year in a Row

The PAO completed its annual two-week fundraising project in July called Food Frenzy, which raised $11,600 for Food Lifeline which equals last year’s total. The money will provide 46,400 meals for hungry children. Food Frenzy is a “friendly” competition between law, accounting and engineering firms with the goal of feeding children during the summer months when food bank shelves aren’t well stocked and school lunch programs aren’t running.

dandunkThe PAO has again won the competition in the Public Sector category for 2014 and has won in that category for the past nine years.

Employees participate in many fundraising projects including cooking & bake sales, softball and bowling tournaments, a pie baking contest, a silent auction for gift baskets, a spaghetti luncheon, raffles and Dress Down for a Cause. The Food Frenzy competition fielded a new event this year, a dunk tank. Employees could vote for co-workers and have them dunked into a lot of cold water.

The event was called “Make a Splash to Fight Hunger.”

Some volunteered for the event. Contestants paid $2 per throw, and if the ball hit the target, someone got dunked into 900 gallons of cold water, all for a good cause.  Learn more . . .

 

Dan Satterberg was dunked several times in the Dunk Tank
Competition. The event was called “Make a Splash to Fight Hunger.”

 

PAO Team Participates in Refuse To Abuse 5K Run

Refuse to Abuse 5KThe PAO’s Domestic Violence Unit joined in the Refuse to Abuse 5k Run/Walk in July hosted by the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field to benefit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event raised awareness and over $107,000 to prevent domestic violence.

The PAO Domestic Violence Unit team raised just over $2,000. The team handily won the friendly fundraising competition with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Refuse to Abuse 5k and our PAO team organizers Gabby Charlton, Charles Sherer, and Dave Ryan.

PAO team photo in the Refuse to Abuse 5K

 

 

The PAO’s Partners in the Community

The PAO is working with King County TV to produce an ongoing series called “Prosecutor’s Partners,” which features people and organizations that are making a difference in King County. In this segment, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg interviews two representatives of Columbia Legal Services, Executive Director Aurora Martin, and staff attorney for Columbia, Merf Ehman. For the past 50 years, Columbia Legal Services has been providing legal services to the poor, but has also been advocating for changes in our community and for changes in our laws and criminal justice system, making it work better for everyone.

Click here to watch the 13 minute video. (external link to You Tube)

 

Community & Speaking Events

Dan Satterberg enjoys attending and speaking at community events.

In July, Dan emceed at:

  • The Burien Independence Day Parade.

If you would like to invite Dan or someone from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to speak to your organization, please email the office at this link Prosecuting Attorney.

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CASE UPDATES:

State v. Marcus Ruffin

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