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16-year-old Everett boy pleads not guilty to adoptive mother’s killing

EVERETT — A 16-year-old boy with a history of mental problems pleaded not guilty Thursday to a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of his adoptive mother last Friday.


Brad George, 16, of Everett, has been charged with first-degree murder, as an adult, in the killing of his adoptive mother last week. He spoke to Q13 FOX News shortly before his arrest Feb. 8. (Photo: KCPQ-TV/Seattle)

Prosecutors say the boy, Brad George, bludgeoned his adoptive mother, Gina Latshaw, 37, in their Everett apartment while she was sleeping. He has been charged with premeditated murder in adult court, but the Everett Herald reported that the boy’s public defender told the judge Thursday that she intends to argue the case belongs in juvenile court.

George, who both defense and prosecuting attorneys admit has had mental problems, was arrested last Saturday. According to reports, the teen was diagnosed with having homicidal thoughts, mood disorder, conduct disorder, ADHD and PTSD. Several family members reported to police they were scared of him and that he had threatened Latshaw with a knife in the past.

The judge ordered George to remain at Denny Juvenile Justice Center on $500,000 bail.

Trial is scheduled for April 4.


6 Comments to “16-year-old Everett boy pleads not guilty to adoptive mother’s killing”

    The World is Ending said:
    February 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    It may sound cold.. But if you can't do the time don't do the crime.

    Michelle said:
    February 13, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Hope he gets the proper help he needs.

    Yours Truly said:
    February 14, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    What a sick kid. Give this little sh** LIFE IN PRISON!!! You murder someone, the court takes your life. What goes around comes around, STOP MURDER. Sick, evil POS kid, he deserves the death penalty, ABSOLUTELY TRY HIM AS AN ADULT. Don't be fooled, this idiot is a psycho. LIFE IN PRISON OR JUST KILL HIS A***.

    Guest said:
    February 14, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    This guy is a sociopath. There is no treatment except to be locked up so he doesn't harm anyone else.

    Guest said:
    February 16, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    He should be institutionalized, either in a psych ward or preferably prison. I know him and am not shocked that this terrible crime happened. It was only a matter of when and how. If released, he will only cause more harm to others.

    Donna Marie said:
    February 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    RIP Gina, you will be greatly missed by those who know & love you

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