Amy Wales, daughter of Thomas Wales speaks at a news conference on February 21, 2018 in Seattle. At left is Mayor Jenny Durkan, and deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein was in Seattle to give an update on the Wales case.
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Amy Wales, daughter of Thomas Wales speaks at a news conference on February 21, 2018 in Seattle. At left is Mayor Jenny Durkan, and deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein was in Seattle to give an update on the Wales case.
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New indictment linked to killing of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales

Is this a break in the killing of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales?

A Snohomish County woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of lying to investigators about “the murder of a judge or lawyer that lives on top of a hill.”

Wales was an assistant U.S. attorney who was shot to death in his home on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill in October 2001.

The indictment (read it below) doesn’t mention Wales or Queen Anne, but The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that its sources confirmed that this is the Wales case.

The indictment says Shawna Reid of Everett told an FBI agent and a Seattle police detective that a suspect had bragged of being involved in a murder of person referred to as a judge, lawyer or even attorney general.

Reid is accused of later telling a grand jury that she didn’t say those things. She’s charged with lying to a grand jury and obstruction of justice. The indictment was handed down in June but unsealed on Tuesday.

Wales, 49, was shot to death through a window of his basement office on Queen Anne.

The suspect isn’t named in the new documents. But an early suspect in the case was an airline pilot from Bellevue who was part-owner in a company that Wales prosecuted in a fraud case.

Wales also was active in gun control efforts.

There’s a reward of up to $1.5 million for information in the case.