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Arrest Made 30 Years Later: 'Justice Is Jenni’s'

Robert D. Washburn arrested in 1986 murder of 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian in Tacoma, Wash.

(Newser) - Pattie Bastian waited more than 30 years for some kind of closure on her young daughter's death—and now, finally, "justice is Jenni's." In what the News Tribune calls "one of the most heartbreaking" cases in the history of Tacoma, Wash., 60-year-old Robert D. Washburn... More »

Plane Passenger Reads Man's Chilling Texts, Alerts Crew

Woman called a 'hero' after alleged child predators charged

(Newser) - An airline passenger is being hailed as a "hero" after she helped stop two suspected child predators—whom she uncovered by glancing at text messages easily read over a fellow passenger's shoulder. According to police, the unnamed Seattle-area preschool teacher became alarmed after spotting "certain words" in... More »

Cop's Fatal Shooting Sparks 12-Hour Standoff

Suspect shot while using child as shield: cops

(Newser) - It started with the fatal shooting of a police officer and ended almost 12 hours later with the death of a suspect in Washington state. Authorities say a 45-year-old officer was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call in Tacoma around 4pm Wednesday. He was taken to... More »

Cop-Killer Suspect Felled by Lone Officer

Check of stolen vehicle resulted in one-sided gun fight

(Newser) - The death of alleged Washington state cop-killer Maurice Clemmons was attended only by the cop who shot him. Seattle police say an officer on a routine patrol found an empty car with its hood up, checked the plates, and found that is was stolen. Then he saw a man approaching,... More »

Suspect Not In House Surrounded Overnight

Clemmons was wounded by cop he allegedly killed, could be dead: police

(Newser) - The man suspected of gunning down four police officers yesterday morning was not in the Seattle home a SWAT team raided this morning, after a night of attempted negotiation, though authorities found evidence that he had been in the home. Police are now searching the University of Washington campus, after... More »

Huckabee Freed Man Sought in Wash. Cop Massacre

Then-gov commuted repeat felon's sentence

(Newser) - A man being sought as a "person of interest" in the execution-style slayings of four police officers this morning in Lakewood, Wash., was 11 years into a decades-long prison term in Arkansas when then-governor Mike Huckabee approved the commutation of his sentence. Prosecutors objected to clemency for Maurice Clemmons,... More »

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