The news side is reporting that Lakewood police officers arrested Ja’mari Jones, one of the teens involved in the beating of Tuba Man, who is now charged with killing a man at Munchbar in Bellevue Square after the Seahawks-49ers game.
How long will prosecutors be able to keep Jones behind bars this time? Jones and two other teens served less than two years in juvenile detention after the 2008 beating of Ed McMichael, also known as Tuba Man. McMichael, who was a fixture on the sidewalks outside Seattle’s sports events playing solo tuba, later died of his injuries.
Jones, 19, has now been charged with shooting DeShawn Milliken, 30. The bar was crowded with people celebrating the Seahawks’ win that night, and several team players were there.
It was a mistake for the King County Juvenile Court to sentence Jones for just 72 weeks of juvenile detention after McMichael’s death.
- Mariners prospect hit by boat dies at age 20
- Costco will buy most farmed salmon from Norway, not Chile
- Low wages for aerospace workers despite tax breaks for employers
- Let's cut traffic by road rationing, Italian style
- A mom's tweet about Oreos in school stirs up culture wars
Most Read Stories
At the time of the Tuba Man beating, Jones was still a juvenile. He is now an adult. If he’s guilty, King County prosecutors should be wracking their brains how to seek a maximum sentence and keep Jones behind bars for more than three years this time around. King County Superior Court judges should also take note.