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Washington state lawmaker linked to group allegedly preparing for ‘biblical warfare’

Newly leaked emails reportedly link an Eastern Washington state lawmaker with a group that allegedly trained young men for biblical warfare, according to several reports.

The 2016 emails, provided to The Guardian, were sent from Patrick Caughran, identified as the founder of Team Rugged, a group that reportedly trains teen boys and men in their early 20s for religious combat in the state.

Before his election last year, Washington state Sen. Matt Shea denied that a document called “Biblical Basis for War,” that he distributed to supporters, was advocating for a holy war between Christian “patriots” and Muslim “terrorists,” according to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane.

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Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, speaks in Olympia, Wash., Feb. 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

Shea, who represents Spokane Valley, claimed the document, which described how a “Holy Army” should kill those that disobey “biblical law,” had notes for a scholarly sermon about the Old Testament.

Team Rugged’s website describes itself as “a Christian organization that strongly believes in building manly character and the capability to stand in adversity in young men,” according to The Guardian.

An email from Caughran to Shea, however, stated the group’s entire purpose was to “provide patriotic and biblical training on war for young men, according to The Spokesman-Review.

“Everything about it is both politically incorrect and what would be considered shocking truth to most modern Christians,” he wrote. “There will be scenarios where every participant will have to fight against one of the most barbaric enemies that are invading our country, Muslims terrorists.”

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“There will be biblical teaching … on biblical warfare, the responsibilities, regulations, principles and mindset,” Caughran wrote about the training, according to The Guardian, “so that our young men will be better prepared to fight against physical enemies, and to do so, God’s way and with His blessing,” The Guardian reported.

Shea has been open about his ties to the group before. In 2017, he posted a Facebook video showing him interviewing members of Team Rugged at the annual God and Country Celebration in Marble, Wash., Seattle’s Q13 FOX reported.

The Washington state House of Representatives has hired a private investigator to figure out if Shea was promoting political violence, The Spokesman-Review reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Washington state trooper finds driver playing ‘Pokemon Go’ on 8 phones

This driver clearly wanted to catch them all.

Authorities in Washington state said a state trooper who pulled over Tuesday to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle instead found a motorist playing “Pokemon Go” on eight different phones.

Washington State Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter the driver was stopped on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of Highway 518 in Burien, located just south of Seattle.

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Johnson, a spokesman for the patrol, shared a photo of what Sgt. Kyle Smith discovered in the vehicle: a blue foam square with the eight phones lying in special cutouts.

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Washington State Patrol Sgt. Kyle Smith discovered a driver along the side of a highway playing “Pokemon Go” on eight phones on Tuesday, acording to police. (WSP Trooper Rick Johnson)

“Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with eight less distractions,” Johnson said.

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Smith did not issue a ticket because he did not observe the car moving while the driver was using the phones, according to Johnson.

The sergeant, however, did advise the motorist not to stop along the highway shoulder unless there was an emergency.

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Daughter, 23, strangled, dismembered mom, then scattered remains in trash, police say

A Washington state woman was arrested on first-degree murder charges this week, accused of strangling her mother, then dismembering the body and scattering the remains in dumpsters and trash cans around the city where they lived, according to reports.

Amara J. Lundy, 23, who lived with her mother, allegedly used a cord to murder Susan Lundy, 58, who had been missing since July 6, The Olympian reported.

The daughter then reportedly discarded the body in a yard waste container for several days before dismembering the remains with a kitchen knife and small saw.

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Amara J. Lundy, 23, left, strangled her mom, Susan Lundy, 58, with a cord, then dismembered the body and scattered the remains in various dumpsters and trash cans around Olympia, Wash.m authorities say. (Olympia Police Department)

When friends of the mother reported her missing, more than a month had passed since they’d last seen her, The Olympian reported. When police searched the home, they detected a strong bleach smell in the basement.

At first, the daughter reportedly told detectives her mother had gone camping and had moved out of the house. Then in an interview with police she “described how she went to great lengths (to) make it look like her mother had simply left town, destroying her mother’s cell phone and throwing her identification in the garbage can,” police said, according to The Olympian.

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Lundy told police that her mother “begged” for her to stop but she felt she had to continue strangling her until she stopped thrashing, according to The Olympian.

The daughter told police she had “grown tired of her mother and decided that if her mother was dead things would be better for several people,” Q13 Fox reported.

Lundy is being held without bail.

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Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, note says they could not afford medical care

A Washington state man allegedly killed himself after killing his wife, and left a note for authorities saying that he was driven to do so because they could not afford to pay for medical care for her serious health conditions.

The man, identified by the Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel in a statement to Fox News as Brian S. Jones, was 77, and his wife, Patricia Whitney-Jones, was 76.

Brian Jones called police on Wednesday morning to say that he was going to kill himself, and told the dispatcher that authorities would find a note in his home with an explanation as well as instructions. The dispatcher unsuccessfully tried to keep him on the telephone, according to the Bellingham Herald.

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“It’s very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option,” Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a statement.

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Upon entering the home, police found the couple lying side by side, the newspaper said. Jones allegedly shot his wife once, and himself three times — including once in the head — with a semi-automatic handgun, according to the medical examiner statement to Fox News. The statement said both had “significant natural health disease conditions.”

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A neighbor, Sherrie Schulteis, told the Lynden Tribune that despite many friendly conversations with Brian Jones, she was surprised to learn of their struggles. She said their deaths had shocked the neighborhood.

“[Brian and I] were always waving and talking about our yards or our flowers,” Schulteis said. “It’s a little tiny community where we all know each other, but we don’t really know each other.”

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Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

A Washington woman, hoping an octopus on the face would make for a prize-winning photo, instead wound up with something she never expected: a faceful of pain and a trip to the hospital.

Jamie Bisceglia told Fox News on Wednesday that she was participating in a fishing derby in the South Sound near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge last Friday when a group of men in the competition snagged an octopus.

Bisceglia, 45, of Fox Island, on Wednesday recalled asking the men for the juvenile Pacific octopus they’d snagged, saying, “I’d like to eat it for dinner.”

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Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia)

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She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.”

And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said.

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Jamie Bisceglia told Fox News she asked a group of men to photograph her with the octopus. (Jamie Bisceglia)

“And then all of a sudden its beak entered my chin and my eyes popped open wide and they could all see that I was getting attacked, and the photos are taken at the moment it was attacking me.”

The sensation was vivid and unforgettable. “Oh my gosh,” she said, “when it bites you it feels like it’s barbed and if I pulled it out it was going to take out my flesh.”

When she finally pulled the octopus off, she said, the pain was intense, and the bleeding lasted for a half-hour.

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Jamie Bisceglia described the pain of the octopus bite as “intense,” adding that the bleeding lasted for 30 minutes. (Jamie Bisceglia)

Still, she didn’t go to the hospital for two days, determined to finish two back-to-back fishing derbies first.

Between derbies, she even went to a friend’s house, cooked the octopus for dinner and “enjoyed a beautiful meal that was delicious.”

“I got a little revenge,” she added.

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Jamie Bisceglia said she cooked the octopus that bit her for dinner. “I got a little revenge,” she told Fox News.  (Jamie Bisceglia)

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The next day she competed in the second derby. But when she woke up after, she realized she had to see a doctor immediately.

“I could tell I couldn’t swallow properly and I could tell when I opened my eyes it was kind of blurry, the left side of my face, my throat, my glands were swollen and it felt my left side of my face was parlayed,” Bisceglia said.

Days later, she said, she’s still hurting, and her face and throat remain swollen. She also has a rash on her chin to show for her bid to grab a memorable photo.

Bisceglia said doctors told her the swelling could linger for months. And “I have to take tons of medicine, three different heavy doses of antibiotics and I’m taking milk thistle, which is supposed to help with the venom.”

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Now, Bisceglia knows the octopus thing was “a very big mistake that I will never forget.” (Jamie Bisceglia)

Her takeaway? “I would tell everyone not to touch something that they don’t know what the consequences are.”

And who won the fishing derby photo contest that set this misadventure in motion. The results, she says, are still coming sometime this week. After her octo-ordeal, she’s hoping it’ll at least pay off with a win.

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“There might be a silver lining,” she said.

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Amazon drivers part of major theft ring, FBI says

A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of contract Amazon delivery drivers was involved, recently unsealed federal court documents show.

According to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle and reviewed by The Associated Press, two storefront businesses posing as pawn shops bought the goods from shoplifters, then had the items shipped to Amazon warehouses, where they were stored until sold online.

Entities associated with the alleged ringleader did at least $10 million in sales on Amazon since 2013, FBI agent Ariana Kroshinsky wrote in her affidavit.

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No charges have yet been filed, though investigators have raided the pawn shops and the home of the man identified as the ringleader, Aleksandr Pavlovskiy, 44, of Auburn. A man who answered the door at one of the shops Wednesday identified himself as Alex and told The Associated Press his business was legitimate, that he kept good records and he should not be in any trouble.

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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, photo a pawn shop alleged to have been a front for a theft ring stands closed in Renton, Wash. The FBI says the ring sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and that a pair of Amazon delivery drivers was involved. No charges have yet been filed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Among those who provided stolen items to the pawn shops were two contract Amazon drivers, Kroshinsky said. Their job was to travel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, pick up items being returned to the company and then bring them to an Amazon warehouse south of Seattle, and to deliver items to post offices for shipping. Instead, they routinely stole the goods and sold them to the pawn shops, she wrote.

Amazon did not immediately return an email seeking comment about the case Thursday.

The investigation began last summer when a police detective in Auburn, a south Seattle suburb, was perusing a record of pawn shop sales and noticed that one man had made 57 transactions. It turned out to be one of the drivers.

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He had received nearly $30,000 selling items to the pawn shops between February and July last year, the affidavit said. Police initially arrested the driver, but released him from jail to avoid disrupting their larger investigation.

The other driver, identified as Abbas Zghair, was believed to be a roommate of the first. Amazon told investigators that Zghair stole about $100,000 worth of property, including gaming systems, sporting goods and computer products — items he sold to one of the pawn shops for less than $20,000, the agent wrote.

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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, photo a building that used to house office and storage space for a pawn shop alleged to have been a front for a theft ring stands empty in Kent, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In an unrelated case, Zghair has been charged with murder after police said he shot and killed a man in an Auburn field in March, then fled to the Canadian border, where he was arrested trying to cross with a fake ID. He’s being held on $2.5 million bail.

Both drivers worked for Amazon contractor JW Logistics, based in Frisco, Texas. It was unclear how long Zghair had worked for the company, but in 2015, he was convicted of reckless driving in Lewis County after leading police on a chase in excess of 100 mph (161 kph), running red lights, driving across multiple lanes of travel and crashing into a field.

The company said a representative was not immediately available to comment after regular business hours Thursday.

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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, photo a building that used to house office and storage space for a pawn shop alleged to have been a front for a theft ring stands empty in Kent, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Detectives staked out the pawn shops, Innovation Best in Kent and Thrift-Electro in Renton, and observed that they appeared to be paying shoplifters and drug users cash for new items from Home Depot, Lowes and Fred Meyer department stores. Unlike typical pawn shops, they didn’t make sales; instead, the products were moved to a warehouse and to Amazon “fulfillment centers,” from where they were shipped when they were sold on Amazon’s website by sellers using the handles “Bestforyouall” or “Freeshipforyou,” the affidavit said.

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According to a database of pawnshop transactions reviewed by Auburn police, the suspect pawn shops paid more than $4.1 million to sellers who brought them nearly 48,000 items in the past six years. The items included allergy medication, razors, electric toothbrushes and tools in their original packaging. Detectives also conducted undercover operations in which they sold new items in their original packaging to the shops, which accepted them no questions asked, Kroshinsky wrote.

The FBI said it is awaiting more Amazon records to determine the full extent of Pavlovskiy’s enterprise, but that “estimated revenue from Amazon sales, for entities associated with Aleksandr Pavlovskiy, was at least $10 million since 2013.”

Pavlovskiy’s lawyer, Cristine Beckwith, did not return a message seeking comment.

The sale of stolen or counterfeit goods on Amazon or other digital marketplaces is not uncommon, but it was not immediately clear how many other schemes had reached such a volume of sales. Last year, police raided a pawn shop in Monroe, north of Seattle, that they said had taken in $428,000 fencing stolen items, much of it on Amazon.

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Jon Reily, a vice president for the digital consultancy firm Publicis Sapient and previously the head of e-commerce user experience for Amazon Devices, said preventing the sale of stolen goods is a major challenge for the company, but retailers can be held liable if they don’t do enough to ensure they’re not selling stolen goods. Because it’s impossible for Amazon to review “every Tide pod” that’s sold on its site, the company will likely need to do more to vet sellers, Riley said.

“It’s a little bit of an arms race for Amazon to be able to take in product, put it on the web and get it to their customers in a speedy fashion and not unwittingly sell stolen stuff at the same time,” Reily said. “Ultimately what Amazon has to do is show good faith if the government comes knocking on the door and says, ‘Look, you’re selling stolen goods.’”

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Amanda Knox married in December despite soliciting wedding donations, state documents reveal: report

Newly released court documents revealed Amanda Knox and fiance Christoper Robinson were actually married in December despite recently setting up a public registry to solicit “donations” to help pay for a February wedding.

Documents filed in King County, Wa., obtained by The Telegraph, showed the pair applied for a marriage license on Nov. 21 and were officially married Dec. 7.

But on July 20, Knox posted a video to Instagram asking her followers to “check out” their non-traditional registry for their extraterrestrial-themed wedding. Once on the website, people were prompted to a page set up for donations.

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“Let’s face it, we don’t need any more stuff. So please, no gifts, and no pressure. But if you feel so inclined, we welcome help putting on the best party ever for our family and friends!” a message from the couple read.

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Amanda Knox and her fiancee Christopher Robinson attend a conference during a Criminal Justice Festival at the University of Modena, Italy, Friday, June, 2019. (Elisabetta Baracchi/ANSA via AP)

Among the list of possible gifts was a $2,000 donation for “temporal patron.” Guests were also asked to donate to defray the open bar and dinner costs.

But Knox, 32, fired back with a statement to the British outlet saying the winter paperwork was more of a formality than an actual wedding celebration.

“We filed paperwork to be legally married in December of last year to simplify our taxes and insurance,” the statement read. Meanwhile, the wedding set for Leap Day next year was meant to be a celebration “with our loved ones.”

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It’s not clear if Knox or Robinson ever revealed they were legally married prior to Thursday’s reports.

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Amanda Knox, right, and her boyfriend Christopher Robinson attend a cocktail for the opening of the Innocence Project conference, in Modena, Italy, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)(AP Photo/Antonio calanni)

Knox came under fire last month after she was accused of crowdfunding her wedding, but in her statement Thursday she said her recent trip to Italy to attend an event by the Italy Innocence Project set her back financially.

“The trip was a financial setback for us and we were forced to use funds we’d been saving for our wedding,” which she said included $10,000 on security measures and travel expenses.

She did admit, however, to also receiving a significant amount of money from the organization to attend the speaking event.

Knox’s trip to Italy in June was her first trip to the European country since she was acquitted of the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

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Amanda Knox hides her face from the cameras as she sits in a car after her arrival in Linate airport, Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 13, 2019.  (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

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Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were initially convicted in 2009 of Kercher’s slaying in the hilltop university town. She was acquitted in 2011 on appeal after spending four years in custody, and she immediately returned to Seattle.

The murder conviction was reinstated in 2014, but she was finally, definitively acquitted in 2015 by Italy’s highest court.

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Capital One data breach exposes info of 106M customers, applicants; suspect arrested

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Capital One Financial Corp., the fifth-largest U.S. credit-card issuer, said Monday that a hacker accessed the personal information of approximately 106 million card customers and applicants, one of the largest ever data breaches of a big bank.

The announcement came the same day the alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, was arrested by federal agents in Seattle.

The bulk of the exposed data involves information submitted by customers and small businesses in their applications for Capital One credit cards from 2005 through early 2019, the bank said. The information included addresses, dates of birth and self-reported income.

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The breach compromised approximately 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers, as well as some customers’ credit scores and transaction data, according to the bank.

Ms. Thompson is a former employee of Amazon Web Services Inc., the cloud-computing division of Amazon.com Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The criminal complaint says Ms. Thompson’s resume showed she worked at a cloud-computing company, which the government didn’t identify by name, as a systems engineer from 2015 to 2016.

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Father, son injured after plummeting down 15-foot Washington waterfall

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A man was hospitalized after he tried to save his son who slipped on rocks and into the river at a park in Washington, with the current sweeping both of them down a 15-foot waterfall.

Robert Brown, of Vancouver, Wash., said he jumped into the water at Lucia Falls Regional Park this past Sunday after his 12-year-old son, Michael, slipped into the Lewis River and the current swept him toward the falls.

Robert described the moments before the fall to Fox 12 in Oregon saying, “We saw some kid jumping off the side of the rocks and I said, ‘Michael,’ I said ‘that’s how accidents happen right there,’ and we end up being the accident.”

He told the station that while they were showing the area to family members who were visiting from out of town, his son asked if he could walk across some rocks which were upstream of the falls.

“He wanted to go ahead and cross over at that point,” Robert told the station. “I was good with that.”

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“In the process [he] slipped on a rock,” he continued.

Michael fell into the water and the river’s strong current then pushed him in the direction of the waterfalls.

Robert told the station he tried to grab his son but was unsuccessful.

“When I was going down, I tried to grab on to some rocks, but I couldn’t because it was covered in moss and algae and stuff,” Michael told Fox 12.

“That’s when he went underwater and wasn’t coming back up immediately,” Robert said. “So, I had my cell phone on me, just ditched it and just dove right in to get him.”

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Robert told the station he tried to save his son when they were in the fast-moving water but they could not connect. They both ultimately fell down the 15-foot waterfall.

Fortunately, the son was able to make it to shore and reportedly suffered just a bruise on his arm.

His father, the station reported, was hospitalized with a broken neck and had a deep cut above his eye.

His wife, Amy, who had watched the situation unfold, told the station, “It is absolutely a miracle that these two came out over a waterfall and came out alive.”

“It’s a grace of God that I’m here,” Robert told Fox 12.

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“Life is precious and it can change in a heartbeat,” he added.

His son called him his “hero” for jumping in the water in an attempt to save him.

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Seattle man with more than 70 convictions accused of throwing coffee on baby two days after release from jail

A Seattle man was arrested over the weekend and accused of throwing coffee on a baby — just two days after he’d been released from jail after serving eight months for randomly punching a man.

Q13 Fox reported that the suspect, Francisco Calderon, has been convicted more than 70 times, and 14 of those convictions were on assault charges.

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The station, citing witnesses, reported that Calderon was behaving erratically before the alleged attack near Seattle’s Westlake Park. Witnesses said the baby’s father tackled Calderon and held him down until police arrived.

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KOMO reported late Tuesday that Calderon was being held on a misdemeanor charge, not on a felony charge of assaulting a child.

“Mr. Calderon is being released without conditions on the felony charge,” King County District Court Judge Anne Harper said. “He has been filed in Seattle Municipal Court on a misdemeanor charge … he remains detained but not on the felony. That is by decision of King County Prosecutor’s Office and Seattle City Attorney.”

Calderon received a yearlong jail sentence for his previous attack after Municipal Court Judge Ed McKenna rejected a plea deal agreed to by the prosecutor and public defender that would have sentenced Calderon to 30 days in jail and a treatment program. After that case, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Director of Public Defense Anita Khandwlwal called for McKenna’s resignation, citing “our shared concern that you are disregarding your duty to act with impartiality and integrity.”

“Our concerns are based on your repeated comments regarding the sentencing recommendations made by prosecutors, the role of defense counsel, and problems you perceive in the criminal legal system, as well as your conduct during the sentencing of Francisco Calderon,” the letter said.

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McKenna declined to step down, writing in response: “I was elected to this position by my peers and enjoy continued support from the bench. The court, as the judicial branch of City government, is a separate branch and independently elected and should act free of outside influence. An independent, fair and impartial judiciary is imperative to preserving principles of justice and rule of law.”

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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