CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Jury finds Chayce Hanson guilty on all counts

Two weeks ago, we reported that the trial was under way for 43-year-old Chayce A. Hanson, a West Seattle man charged with five felonies including rape and witness tampering. After tips from people following the case, we have confirmed via court documents this morning that a King County Superior Court jury found Hanson guilty on all five counts: Second-degree rape, witness tampering, second-degree assault, hit-and-run, and vehicular assault. In addition, the jury included a “special verdict” that the assault was done with sexual motivation. Hanson was found guilty of raping a West Seattle woman, described as an acquaintance, in February 2017, while she was incapacitated because she had been seriously injured in a crash that he didn’t report. The witness-tampering charge resulted from Hanson trying to get the victim to sign a document saying he had not raped her.

Hanson has a felony conviction in his past, for killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter in Renton in 2000 by kicking her down a flight of stairs. He was originally found guilty of murder but a state Supreme Court ruling overturned the conviction and he subsequently pleaded guilty to manslaughter. We have an inquiry out with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to find out when Hanson will be sentenced in the rape case. He has been in jail since the rape charge was filed two years ago.

12 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Jury finds Chayce Hanson guilty on all counts"

  • brian April 11, 2019 (11:50 am)

    Oh wow this guy is absolute trash. 

  • abcgirl April 11, 2019 (12:18 pm)

    wow lovely individual, lets hope that justice is served and he disappears for lifeHe deserves  no mercy and should never ever be allowed to walk our streets again 

  • West Seattle Hipster April 11, 2019 (12:25 pm)

    Hopefully he receives a long prison sentence.

  • momosmom April 11, 2019 (1:52 pm)

    Who can kick a child down stairs or even hit one?! I hope he gets what he deserve sentencing wise and also inside for killing the child. 

  • Brent April 11, 2019 (2:15 pm)

    Reading that makes me want to go to primal scream therapy.  

  • flimflam April 11, 2019 (4:53 pm)

    seriously, this guy is awful.

  • Mj April 11, 2019 (10:38 pm)

    And why the blank was he free in the first place after killing a child?  

    • WSB April 11, 2019 (10:55 pm)

      explained in the link.

      • PangolinPie April 12, 2019 (8:28 am)

        But while it was on appeal, the sentence was thrown out because of a state Supreme Court decision. Known as the Andress decision, it said that an assault leading to an unintended death cannot be a murder but instead must be prosecuted as manslaughter.”Here’s more info on that. I’d love it if someone with more time and legal knowledge could look into this and explain how it’s possible to overturn many serious murder convictions.

  • Sillygoose April 12, 2019 (6:43 am)

    The thought of this dangerous pos free to roam amongst  our community including my daughter is the exact reason we need to come together and get the LAWS changed!!!These crimes are horrific. I’m praying for the mother who lost her child and rape victim.I hope this person is never released.

  • Mj April 12, 2019 (7:17 am)

    Yes I saw the Supreme Court ruling, I hope the Supreme Court justices lose some sleep!

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