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May 2013 Archives

NBA player arrested in Washington state for domestic violence

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, NBA veteran Terrance Williams was taken into custody by police. He faces charges of domestic violence that included alleged threats with a firearm. Multiple reports indicate that the arrest followed a dispute that took place when Williams arrived at the accuser's house for a scheduled visit involving the exchange of their 10-year-old son. The woman claimed that Williams brandished a firearm in anger during the dispute.

Wrongful imprisonment in Washington

Although infrequent, people are sometimes wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. According to new Washington legislation, the state will pay anyone who is wrongfully imprisoned after a conviction $50,000 for each year they spend in custody. This is because several people have faced wrongful criminal charges.

Trucker from Washington denies federal drug charges

After being indicted on federal drug charges for alleged drug trafficking, a 38-year-old male from Washington pleaded not guilty. The man works as a truck driver, and the drug charges stem from an incident in which he was stopped for a commercial vehicle inspection in April. The Nevada Highway Patrol claims that the man hid controlled substances in his truck.

FBI arrests talented third grade teacher

Five years ago, a Washington teacher at an elite private school was allegedly asked about child pornography that had been taken using a camera that belonged to the school. The man reportedly went on the run and was added to the FBI's Most Wanted List. In April 2013, the man was located in Nicaragua, following a tip provided by a female tourist who recognized him. The accused allegedly had false documents in his possession such as credit cards, passports and driver's licenses. Officials believe that he may have been working as a tutor or nanny to support himself. The accused, now 31 years old, faces federal charges of possessing and producing child pornography. The judge denied bail at a court appearance on April 23. The accused faces up to 50 years of imprisonment.