King County Prosecuting Attorney
Sentencing in Redmond Vehicular Homicide: A 22-year-old Lynnwood will be sentenced on July 1 for a collision in Redmond on February 28, 2015 that killed a 30-year-old man. The defendant, Robert James Malsch, was under the influence of alcohol and driving at a high rate of speed when his car slammed into a car that was stopped at a red light. Michael Frederick Ey was killed in the collision. The defendant exited his car and fled from the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. Malsch pled guilty last month as charged to Vehicular Homicide - DUI, Felony Hit and Run, and Reckless Driving and faces a sentence range of 95 to 125 months in prison. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 125 months. Tomorrow’s sentencing hearing was moved from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. before Judge Mary Roberts in courtroom in W-905 of the King County Courthouse. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Stephanie Knightlinger.
Arraignment for Defendants Charged in Death of 4-Month-Old in Auburn: Arraignment is scheduled for July 11 for the Auburn parents accused in the death of their 4-month-old daughter last week in Auburn. A charge of Murder in the Second Degree was filed yesterday against the defendants, Lee Dupay, 34, and Mariah Phillips, 24. The July 11 arraignment is set for 9 a.m. in courtroom GA of the Maleng Regional Justice Center. The defendants remain in jail with bail set at $1 million.
Local Company Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge for Safety Violations Related to Death of Employee: A local landscaping company pled guilty this morning to a criminal charge in connection with serious workplace safety violations that led to the death of an employee in 2014. The company, Pacific Topsoils, pled guilty as charged to Violation of Labor Safety Regulation with Death Resulting. A judge imposed the maximum sentence, which is a fine of $100,000. Pacific Topsoils’ employee, 19-year-old Bradley Hogue, was killed by a rotating auger while working inside the hopper of a bark blowing truck at a home in Duvall on July 7, 2014. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) launched an investigation into Pacific Topsoils following Hogue’s death. The Duvall Police Department also investigated the incident. L&I found several safety violations that endangered workers, including a lack of appropriate training and that the company did not have proper safety procedures in place. The company’s conduct in allowing Hogue to stand in the hopper of the truck while the machinery was operating violated regulations. A representative of Pacific Topsoils appeared in court and entered a guilty plea on behalf of the company. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott Peterson.
Omnibus Hearing in State v. Aaron Ybarra: An omnibus hearing is scheduled for today at 2 p.m. for defendant Aaron Ybarra, who is charged in connection with a shooting on June 5, 2014 at Seattle Pacific University that killed one student and injured two others. Today’s hearing is in courtroom E-733 of the King County Courthouse. Ybarra, 28, is charged with Murder in the First Degree, three counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and one count of Assault in the Second Degree. All of the charges include firearm allegations. A trial date is scheduled for September 12. Ybarra is being held without bail at the King County Jail.
Community & Speaking Events
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Choices Program at Sylvester Middle School
Public Defender Conference at Seattle University
180 Program Fundraiser
Retired Public Employees Council Meeting
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