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On the Record: December 2014
Fuller convicted of murder in 2009 cabbie killing

After deliberating for approximately an hour, a Pierce County jury convicted Jaycee Fuller, 37, of first degree murder for killing cab driver Mohamud Ahmed. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Deputy Prosecutor Erika Nohavec tried the case, arguing to the jury that Fuller was motivated by financial desperation and his hatred... Link to full story
DNA leads to justice in 1986 cold-case murder

On Sept. 19, 2014, Christopher Leon Smith was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the 1986 killing of Tacoma-resident Carol Davidson. DNA samples collected at the time of the murder led to Smith's arrest in 2012. Smith pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. "Justice has been a long time coming for Carol Davidson's family... Link to full story
A day in the life of Kiley

Kiley arrives at the Pierce County courthouse on Monday morning, wearing her blue vest and ready to start the work week. All eyes are on her as she breezes through the lobby and strides onto an elevator. She arrives at her office on the ninth floor and it's time to go to work. Kiley has a full day of court appearances and pre-trial interviews - she's a trained courthouse dog. Kiley is a one of... Link to full story
Prosecutors serve veterans at free legal clinic

Military families' legal needs such as child support, custody and housing are similar to those of civilians, but they face circumstances unique to the military community. Staff at the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office - many of whom are veterans themselves - are giving back by partnering with the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association's... Link to full story
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season is right around the corner. As you prepare for festivities with family and friends, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office wants to remind all drivers that it's dangerous to drive after drinking or drugging. You should choose your role ahead of time: will you drink and drug or will your drive? Remember, even if... Link to full story
Pierce County Prosecutors 'Walk Like MADD'

On Oct. 11, 2014, members of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office and their families and friends participated in the "Walk Like MADD" fundraiser to support Mothers against Drunk Driving. The team, 'DPA's Against DUIs' was lead by deputy prosecuting attorney's. The 5k walk started at Husky Stadium in Seattle... Link to full story
Deputy Prosecutor Erica Eggertsen honored by peers

On Oct. 10, 2014, the Pierce County chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (PCWWL) honored Erica Eggertsen with its Member of the Year award at the Washington Women Lawyers' annual banquet and awards ceremony. Erica joined the board of the PCWWL in 2013 as membership chair. She immediately... Link to full story
Deputy Prosecutor Melody Crick honored by alma mater

In August, the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International honored Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Melody Crick with its Meritorious Service Award at the fraternity's 60th biennial convention. The award is one of the fraternity's highest honors, second only to the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. Melody is only the 10th... Link to full story
Gig Harbor Mayor, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Guernsey meets Croatian Prime Minister

On Sept. 28, 2014, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and members of his cabinet visited Gig Harbor, a historic Croatian fishing village settled in the late 1800s. Jill Guernsey, a Pierce County deputy prosecutor and mayor of Gig Harbor, joined the citizens at... Link to full story