By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state will pay $10 million to the children and son-in-law of a couple who were killed when a tree crashed onto their SUV along a U.S. Tim and Cheryl Owen, of Bothell, were killed instantly and their three adult children and son-in-law were left disabled in the December 2012 incident along Highway 2, which weaves through the Cascade Range toward Leavenworth, attorney Karen Koehler said. The area had severe weather before the accident and Chelan County had declared an emergency and asked residents to restrict driving, but the state's Department of Transportation (WSDOT) "did not echo any of these warnings", the statement said. After the incident, in which an ice-laden 125-foot-tall tree struck the vehicle and then additional trees fell, the WSDOT refused State Patrol requests to close the roadway, it said.
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state will pay $10 million to the children and son-in-law of a couple who were killed when a tree crashed onto their SUV along a U.S. Tim and Cheryl Owen, of Bothell, were killed instantly and their three adult children and son-in-law were left disabled in the December 2012 incident along Highway 2, which weaves through the Cascade Range toward ...
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado prosecutor said on Friday she will seek the death penalty for a teenage woman and her boyfriend charged with killing the man's grandparents to inherit $20,000 and a house. Logan County District Attorney Brittny Lewton said in a statement that her office will pursue capital punishment for Cassandra Ann Rieb, 18, and Brendan Lee Johnson, 20. The pair was arrested in May and charged with first-degree murder for the slayings that month of Charles and Shirley Severance, who were both 70 and lived in Sterling, about 110 miles (177 km) northeast of Denver. Charles Severance was found dead in his home and Shirley Severance’s dismembered remains were later discovered in two locations, with some body parts near a reservoir in Colorado and others in a remote area across the state line in Nebraska, according to a police affidavit filed in court.
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