Dan Satterberg http://kuow.org en State Supreme Court: Accused Police Killer Monfort Could Face Death Penalty http://kuow.org/post/state-supreme-court-accused-police-killer-monfort-could-face-death-penalty <p>The Washington State Supreme Court has <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/pdf/885222.pdf">ruled</a> that King County prosecutors can seek the death penalty against accused police killer Christopher Monfort.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monfort is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Seattle police officer Tim </span>Brenton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> four years ago.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The high court also wrote that a King County judge improperly intruded on the prosecutor’s discretion to pursue a capital case.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:18:05 +0000 Patricia Murphy 23832 at http://kuow.org State Supreme Court: Accused Police Killer Monfort Could Face Death Penalty State Supreme Court Blasts Racism In Jury Selection http://kuow.org/post/state-supreme-court-blasts-racism-jury-selection <p>The Supreme Court of Washington blasted a common trial court practice Thursday that results in black defendants being sent to prison by all-white juries.</p><p>The court says racial discrimination in jury selection is rampant. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:41:34 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 17895 at http://kuow.org State Supreme Court Blasts Racism In Jury Selection State High Court Weighs Prosecutors Call For Death Penalty in Monfort http://kuow.org/post/state-high-court-weighs-prosecutors-call-death-penalty-monfort <p>Washington's Supreme Court justices will decide if King County prosecutors can seek the death penalty against Christopher Monfort.</p><p>Monfort is accused in the shooting death of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton on Halloween night four years ago. One other officer was wounded that night. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:08:02 +0000 Patricia Murphy 15722 at http://kuow.org King County Prosecutor Aims For Tougher Gun Penalties For Kids http://kuow.org/post/king-county-prosecutor-aims-tougher-gun-penalties-kids <p></p><p>King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is pushing for tougher penalties for kids that commit crimes with guns in Washington state.&nbsp; Under current rules a judge can call for detention for up to 30 days for the first gun offense.&nbsp; Under the proposed change, juvenile offenders would get a mandatory 10 days in detention after the first offense. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:59:28 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4421 at http://kuow.org