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Teen beaten to death and left in Covington street

A teen was beaten to death in an early morning fight in Covington on Saturday, May 11, 2013, and investigators arrested a man for suspicion of murder.

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Man charged with beating teen to death

covington teen deathCOVINGTON — A 26-year-old Covington man is charged with murder in the second degree in the beating death of a 16-year-old boy last Saturday.

Court documents released on Wednesday state “the defendant’s actions – the brutal assault of a 16 year old boy that resulted in his death – demonstrate that he presents an extreme danger to the community.”

The autopsy report from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office indicates Tyler Parker, 16, suffered multiple blunt force trauma to the head that resulted in his death, which has been ruled a homicide.

Around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Parker’s body was discovered in the middle of the street in the 19400 block of SE 267th street in Covington.

Court documents show King County detectives got a tip that Green was involved because of a text message he sent a friend about Parker lying in the street.

On Monday, a King County judge set bail at $1 million for Robert Thomas Green.

If convicted, Green faces 10 to 18 year in prison.

covington teen deathKENT — Bail was set at $1 million Monday for a 26-year-old Covington man accused of beating to death a 16-year-old boy in Covington early Saturday.

King County Superior Court found probable cause Monday to hold Robert Thomas Green on a second-degree murder charge. His arraignment is set for Wednesday.

According to a police report filed in court, Covington police said Green was involved with a confrontation with the teenager in the 19400 block of SE 267th Street.  According to police, Green said he hit and kicked the boy in the head several times and then dragged his body down the street and away from his house.

Someone called 911 at about 3 a.m. Saturday to report seeing a body in the road.

The victim was a 16-year-old boy from Montana who was staying with his uncle in the Covington area.


Teen beaten to death and left in the street

COVINGTON — A teen was beaten to death in an early morning fight in Covington on Saturday and investigators arrested a man for suspicion of murder.

Crime scene tape covered the streets in the quiet Timberlane community in Covington on Saturday.

“We had cops up and down here,” Matthew Leone said.  “Coroner’s office. Everybody. There was a guy coming through the woods and we’re like hey what happened and he said my brother got killed.”

Investigators say an intoxicated 16 year-old from out of state, got into an argument at around 3 AM Saturday morning.

King County Sergeant Jesse Anderson said, “He had a confrontation with an individual who lives in the neighborhood. And there was an assault. Beating.”

Beaten so badly, emergency crews pronounced the teen dead at the scene, but help for the teen was delayed. The first call to 911 came in hours after the incident.

“I was pulling out and I saw someone lying in the street there to my left,” chris Prestholt said. He and his wife made the shocking discovery.

“We went over an called out to him,” Olivia Sanchez said.  “We didn’t go over to him too close but we went over and said hey are you ok and no response so we called 911.”

After a short investigation, King County Sheriff Deputies arrested a 26 year-old man from the neighborhood for suspicion of murder.

“It’s just unthinkable somebody who could do that to another human being. It’s scary to know there’s people out there like that,” Sanchez said.

Parents in the neighborhood are very upset, especially on this important weekend for families.

“His parents are back home and this happened,” Leone said. “They’re getting a phone call right now saying you know, the worst. I couldn’t imagine that. I wouldn’t want that phone call. Not at all.”covington teen death

Covington HomicideCOVINGTON – King County Sheriff’s detectives have a 26-year old man in custody in connection to a  homicide in Covington.  Someone called 9-1-1 around 3 a.m. Saturday to report a young man’s body in the road, King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said Sgt. Cindi West. The body was found in the 19400 block of Southeast 267th Street, West said.

According to West, neighbors said they heard a disturbance before the body was discovered.  The victim is a 16-year old boy from Montana who was staying  with his uncle in the Covington area.

West said that the body appeared to have been injured.  The cause and manner of death will be determined by the King County Medical Examiner.