Four Charged In Metro Tunnel Attack

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee February 11, 2010

King County prosecutors have filed charges against a teenage girl and three men for assaulting and robbing a 15-year-old girl in the Westlake bus tunnel last month.

From the ST:

The girl was charged with first-degree robbery rather than second-degree assault because the robbery charge is more serious and allows prosecutors to seek a longer sentence, according to King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Donohoe. He said a first-degree-assault charge could not be filed against the girl because the victim did not sustain serious injuries.

If convicted, the 15-year-old faces a standard range sentence of about two years in juvenile detention.

If convicted as charged, two of the adult defendants, Latroy D. Hayman, 20, and Dominique L. Whitaker, 18, each face a sentence of 2 ½ years to 3 ½ years in prison. The third adult defendant, Tyrone J. Watson, 18, faces a sentence of three to four years in prison.

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