WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Updates on 3 court cases

From the online court files:

ABEL LINARES: The second suspect arrested in last month’s murder of Edixon Velasquez outside his Westwood home was arraigned today. Linares, 19, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge filed against him two weeks ago. Online court files also show his lawyer filed an objection to the fact that probable cause was found to hold Linares based mostly on two unidentified witnesses saying he told them he shot Velasquez. Linares remains jailed in lieu of $1 million, as does the first suspect arrested in the case, 21-year-old Anna Kasparova (who was supposed to have a case-setting hearing today,but it’s postponed until next Tuesday because her lawyer is sick). His next hearing is set for November 2nd.

RYAN COX: The repeat offender charged with second-degree assault in the stabbing of a man at California/Orchard in August remains in jail, insisting on going to trial, but the trial date was pushed back at his most recent hearing. If it doesn’t change again, Cox is scheduled for trial the week after Thanksgiving. His bail remains set at $150,000.

JESSICA DETRICK: This repeat offender has just pleaded guilty in the most recent case against her. It wasn’t in West Seattle, but court documents say an image published here from a West Seattle burglary was instrumental in identifying her. She has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary of a residence on Queen Anne back in March. She was recorded on video, accompanied by her dog, as she had been in West Seattle incidents. Documents say that when the victim posted about the attempted break-in online, someone pointed her to a previous report about Detrick on WSB. That led to the involvement of a West Seattle detective who identified her as the suspect. As part of her plea bargain, prosecutors will recommend two years in prison when she is sentenced on November 3rd.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Updates on 3 court cases"

  • thee October 20, 2017 (9:35 am)

    Any update on Chayce Hansen? 

    • WSB October 20, 2017 (9:54 am)

      One of several other people to be the subject of another upcoming roundup. Still making his way through the system when last I checked.

  • wsparayers October 23, 2017 (9:51 am)

    Ryan cox…why 2nd degree assult? He literally attacked a guy with a knife stabbed him it appears at the least attempted murder in some kind of degree – with 2nd degree assult he will be back on our streets in no time so dissapointed 

  • Dandandan October 27, 2017 (7:42 pm)

    Any update on anna kasparova?

    • WSB October 27, 2017 (7:56 pm)

      Still in jail, bail set at $1 million. This is the point in cases where minor hearings happen every so often for case updates, which stretch out over months until either there’s a plea bargain or a trial date. A hearing was scheduled today but continued until Nov. 9. – TR

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