Lynnwood man found guilty in fatal 2010 shooting in downtown Seattle

MyNNNA King County jury convicted a Lynnwood man of first-degree murder on Aug. 8 for a fatal shooting on a downtown Seattle sidewalk in October 2010.

Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that jurors had been deliberating since after lunch Aug. 7 — a total of about three hours — before finding Tomas Afeworki guilty of the premeditated murder of  31-year-old Michael Yohannes on Oct. 26, 2010. Afeworki, who had represented himself during the trial, showed no reaction when the verdict was read.

Because the conviction is his third strike, Afeworki faces life in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 30.

Read the story here.


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