- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

KENT, Wash. (AP) - King County prosecutors have filed charges accusing a 35-year-old man of murder in connection with a carjacking that led to the vehicle owner’s death in Kent.

Seattlepi.com reports (https://bit.ly/1GaotEj ) that probable cause documents say Michael Riley III’s mother called police about an hour before the carjacking to report her son was suffering a psychotic episode. He is charged with first-degree murder and felony hit-and-run.

Police say Johnathan Burnett left his car running Thursday when he noticed a man climb into the vehicle and begin to drive away. Burnett ran to his car and tried to climb in the open passenger window to stop the thief.

Burnett was eventually tossed from the car and seriously injured. Police say he was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died.


Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, https://www.seattlepi.com/

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