Monday, July 18, 2016
WA: Fatal Shooting by Bail Bondsman likely Justified
A bail bondsman won’t face charges for fatally shooting the mother of a suspect he was trying to apprehend in April, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday.
The bondsman shot 60-year-old Kathryn New after she pointed a pistol at him April 13 at her Graham home, investigators said.
Prosecutors decided not to file charges because they didn’t think they’d be able to successfully counter the bondsman’s self-defense claim if the case went to trial.