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Lawyering Up

By Brian Slodysko November 9, 2009

The prime suspect in the slaying of Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton, Christopher J. Monfort—shot and arrested by Seattle police on Friday—will apparently be represented by Seattle lawyer Julie Lawry.


 Lawry, a public defender who works for the Associated Council for the Accused, has handled a few other high profile cases. Most recently she defended Scott White, a schizophrenic drug user who was convicted earlier this year of killing former KIRO radio personality Mike Webb with an ax and stuffing his body in a crawl space.


 Her other greatest hits include representing James Groth, who was recently convicted for the 1975 slaying of a 16-year-old Shorline girl. And in 2004 Lawry represented an Auburn woman accused of murdering  of her two elderly parents. The woman, who believed she was a terrorist operative for Al Quaeda, was deemed not fit to stand trial for the murder


Another of Lawry's clients, Michael Maiava, was convicted of killing a local gay businessmen, Kevin Patrick Shaw, after the two are believed to have met in an online forum for gay men.


We have a call into Lawry's office to confirm that she is in fact representing Monfort.

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