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Murder sentencing, burglary arrest make for busy day

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 25, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
July 25, 2008 2:24 pm

It’s a typical Friday on the crime team, which means it’s extremely busy.

I’ve got two stories of interest posted on the homepage.

The first is the sentencing of convicted murderer Daniel Maples. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his co-worker Christine Blais, a single mother, in 1988. He has maintained his innocence.

The second is the arrest of several suspects in a series of home burglaries in Northeast Tacoma. The investigation of the incidents led to the discovering of two marijuana grow operations and the seizure of several guns.

In addition, the state Liquor Control Board conducted a raid at the Indian Country Store in Puyallup and seized upwards of $700,000 in contraband cigarettes.

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