FOLLOWUP: Hearings for two high-profile West Seattle cases

Just checked the files on high-profile West Seattle criminal cases we’re following:

EDIXON VELASQUEZ MURDER: The two people charged in this deadly shooting one year ago in Westwood were back in court this morning. A new trial date, January 15th, has been set for Anna Kasparova, an ex-girlfriend of the victim who is alleged to have lured him to his death, and Abel Linares, accused of shooting Velasquez outside his home.

RYAN COX: It’s now been 13 months since this repeat offender was arrested and charged with stabbing a man in Gatewood. Back in July, Cox was found competent to stand trial. At a hearing this morning, the date for his trial was postponed again; pending what emerges at a readiness hearing on October 19th, his trial is tentatively set to start November 5th. His lawyer moved for the delay, according to the document filed after today’s hearing, so they could complete “witness interviews.”

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Hearings for two high-profile West Seattle cases"

  • flimflam September 14, 2018 (12:40 pm)

    how could the cox lawyer need more time, the case has already been delayed 13 months?there is much i need to learn about the legal system. seems like a massive waste of time and month the way these trials are stretched out/delayed. seems like the outcome would be obvious.

    • WSB September 14, 2018 (12:46 pm)

      Year-plus is more routine for a murder case; in his case, some time was lost when he was sent to Western State for competency evaluation.

  • Lola September 14, 2018 (3:24 pm)

    Flimflam,My son was assaulted by an Adult in his car when he was in 10th Grade.  It took them almost 3 years to go to trial with this guy because of the delays. 

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