Murder in KitsapSeptember 19th, 2006 by josh farley
Wednesday will see the opening of State versus Martin Warren, a 36-year-old Seabeck man accused of killing his father, Russell M. Warren. Jury selection will begin the proceedings in Kitsap County Superior Court.
In all, there are six murder trials pending in Kitsap, counting Warren’s. Here are the other five:
Rhoades, 22, is charged with a variety of murder charges after her daughter, Brenda, was found dead due to neglect in December at her Jackson Park home. The trial, ongoing this past week, has its closing arguments Tuesday.
Clark, 33, is believed by authorities to have stabbed to death
Marty Smith, a Kitsap Mental Health Services employee who was
attempting to bring Clark in for a mental health evaluation in
November 2005 while at Clark’s home in Poulsbo. The trial is set to
begin Nov. 6, two days after the first anniversary of Smith’s
State Versus Bryan Matsen
Matsen, 36, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, Evelyn Tumbaga Matsen, 34, and her son, Wahren Agonoy, 13, at their Woods Place home on Nov. 4, 2005. Prosecutors may also seek the death penalty if he is convicted. The trial is set to start in January 2007.
Forder, 44, is charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old son, Christopher Forder, on Nov. 24, 2002. The case wasn’t solved until late August this year when a family member came forward with new information about the boy’s death. Her trial is slated for Oct. 27.
Santos, 20, is charged with the Aug. 5 shooting death of John Taueli, 23, in an East Bremerton parking lot. Kitsap Sheriff’s detectives found Santos at an apartment in Everett. The next court date in the case is Sept. 29.