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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
[WA] Husband of King County Corrections Officer Nettlebeck convicted for her and her daughter's murders
[WA] Husband axes Corrections Officer wife and her Police Department daughter - The women who were killed are Barbara Nettlebeck, a King County corrections officer and her daughter Bretta Hawkins, a specialist with Renton Police Department.
PIERCE COUNTY: JURY CONVICTS MAN IN TWO AX KILLINGS
The News Tribune
Published: 03/30/1012:05 am
[Excerpt] A Pierce County jury on Monday convicted Charles Nettlebeck of two counts of the state’s highest crime in the 2009 ax slayings of his estranged wife and stepdaughter. The jury, which got the case Thursday, found Nettlebeck, 53, guilty of two counts of aggravated first-degree murder with a deadly-weapon sentencing enhancement on each count. He will be sentenced April 16 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. That’s the only option available after former Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Gerald Horne decided not to seek the death penalty for Nettlebeck. Prosecutors contended Nettlebeck killed Barbara Jo Nettlebeck, 52, and Bretta Joan Hawkins, 33, on March 13, 2009, after he argued with his wife over the proceeds from a garage sale... [Full article here]
MAN CONVICTED IN AX KILLING OF WIFE, STEPDAUGHTER
By KOMO Staff
Mar 29, 2010
[Excerpts] ...Charles Nettlebeck earlier told detectives he tried to hang himself at his home after attacking his wife and stepdaughter... His suicide attempt failed, however, and he went on a spray-painting rampage leaving messages in red that said, "Could not find help. No where to go," and "I loved my wife -- for better or worst," detectives said. According to court documents, Charles Nettlebeck's wife had a restraining order against him and was in the process of getting a divorce. Despite the order, he went to his wife's home in Orting on Friday, March 13, to participate in a garage sale. It was not clear exactly what prompted the attack... Charles Nettlebeck finally called 911 roughly three hours after the killings, prosecutors said... Pierce County Prosecutor Gerry Horne said he will not to seek the death penalty against Charles Nettlebeck because of his history of mental illness. The specifics of his illness were not released. Charles Nettlebeck is scheduled to be sentenced next month. [Full article here]
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