Formal charges expected in Seattle police killing - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Formal charges expected in Seattle police killing

SEATTLE, Wash. - The man accused in the Halloween night shooting death of a Seattle policeman remains hospitalized and authorities are expected to talk more about why they believe he's a domestic terrorist who held a grudge against law enforcement.

Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said prosecutors plan to discuss formal charges against Christopher Monfort later Monday. The Seattle Times reported King County prosecutors were preparing a potential death penalty charge.

Police also believe Monfort played a role in the October 22 fire-bombings of four police vehicles.

Monfort was shot by detectives in the parking lot of his suburban Tukwila apartment complex on Friday. The detectives were pursuing a tip that a car at the complex matched the description of a vehicle seen nearby when officer Timothy Brenton was killed.

A Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman says Monfort remains in stable but serious condition.

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