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Man charged in 2007 Tacoma double murder finally arraigned

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Oct. 9, 2008 at 3:56 pm with No Comments »
October 9, 2008 3:56 pm

A man charged in the 2007 slaying of two Tacoma men pleaded not guilty Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court.

Judge Bryan Chushcoff ordered Tyreek Deanthony Smith jailed in lieu of $5 million bail.

Smith is one of three men charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the Sept. 22, 2007, deaths of Ruben Doria Jr. and Abraham "Warren" Abrazado. Doria and Abrazado were killed in their South End apartment in an apparent robbery, according to court records.

Pierce Thelberg Spencer III, 27, and Darrell Kantreal Jackson, 22, also have pleaded not guilty in the case.

Smith, 23, fled Washington after the killings and was arrested in Georgia earlier this year. He fought extradition, which delayed his return to Tacoma until earlier this week.

Aggravated murder is the only crime in Washington punishable by the death penalty, but Prosecuting Attorney Gerry Horne has decided not to seek it in this case.

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