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Teenager arrested in SeaTac cabbie murder

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on July 25, 2007 at 10:02 am with No Comments »
July 25, 2007 10:02 am

King County sheriff’s spokesman, Sgt. John Urquhart, reported today that an arrest has been made in the July 10 shooting of cab driver Jagit Singh.


Singh was gunned down after responding to a call on South 177th Street. His Far West cab then was set ablaze.


Urquhart said detectives identified 18-year-old Earnest Lenell Collins as a suspect using cell phone records and evidence collected from his family’s home, including a burnt shirt.


Investigators later traced Collins to Chicago, where he was arrested Monday, Urquhart said. He’s been charged with first-degree murder in Singh’s death. Detectives think Collins killed Singh in the course of a robbery, Urquhart added.


Collins and a younger brother, who was wanted on an unrelated warrant, will be extradited from Chicago to Seattle next week.

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