Via Capitol Hill Seattle, there’s some potentially very good news in the New-Year’s Eve slaying of Shannon Harps on Capitol Hill. A parolee who matches the description of the killer has been in custody since January 4th, after he was picked up by the state Department of Corrections for violating the no-drinking condition of his release.
Currently incarcerated at the prison in Monroe, he was scheduled to be released today, but is being held pending results of DNA tests that would definitively link him to the murder.
The suspect has a “lengthy history of violence against women” that includes an assault against a former girlfriend.
More in the Seattle PI and the Seattle Times.