Man sentenced to nearly 70 years in fatal Federal Way shooting

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SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison for a shooting outside a Federal Way bar in 2012 that killed one man and wounded four other people, the King County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.

The Seattle Times reports ( ) that Kenneth M. Sutton Jr. was convicted last month of second-degree murder, four counts of assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was sentenced Wednesday.

Court records show Sutton and another young man had gotten into an argument outside Johnny’s Famous Grill and Bar early on June 27, 2012, when Sutton pulled a handgun from his waistband and started shooting.

Cloise Young of Kent died at the scene. Two men and two women were wounded.

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    • Tasha

      What this article fails to mention is that Sutton and one other person were also shot. And they were shot by the man that ultimately died. They make it sound like he gunned these people down. Sutton believed he was defending his life after the argument escalated and the man
      Who died flashed his pistol. This article is written in a grossly negligent way. And I know this because I sat through 90% of this trial and know the details intimately.

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