Back in January we included a report of a kid who lost cash and a mp3 player in a robbery outside the Garfield Teen Life Center. Now our news partners at the Seattle Times are reporting that a suspect has been charged in that case, and it’s a kid who has already served time for the murder of Tuba Man:
According to charging papers filed last week, the teen approached another youth at the Garfield Teen Life Center in Central Seattle on Jan. 22 and asked him for $5.
The youth said he did not have $5 and walked into the center to have his picture taken for the center’s identification card, charging papers say.
While waiting to have his picture taken, the youth was again approached by the teen, along with a group of four other juveniles, prosecutors allege.
The teen and the other juveniles asked the youth for $5 and when he said he didn’t have it, the group checked his pockets and one said, “It feels like you have an iPod or something in your pocket,” according to the charging papers. The group then walked away.
After a few minutes, the victim went outside the teen center and was approached by the teen and the group, who surrounded him, the charging papers say.
One of them searched the youth’s pocket and took his mp3 player, prosecutors allege.
Prosecutors told the times that the suspect “would face another 15 to 36 weeks of detention” if convicted, but that whey will be seeking an exception sentence beyond that range.