Father of Marysville-Pilchuck shooter pleads not guilty to gun charges

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Students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School hold candles during a vigil at the Grove Church on October 24, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. After a shooting at the high school.

SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a Washington teenager who killed four of his high school classmates and then himself pleaded not guilty Thursday to illegally possessing the gun his son used in the slayings.

Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr. was subject to a domestic violence protection order issued by the Tulalip Tribal Court in 2002, meaning he wasn’t allowed to own a gun. But prosecutors say he bought a handgun sometime between January 2013 and October 2014.

His son Jaylen used the gun to kill four friends and wound another last October after inviting them to lunch in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle.

If Raymond Fryberg is convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The judge set his trial for June 22.

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3 comments

  • "peety"

    still waiting for ONE gun owner to take responsibility for their actions. America’s #1 special interest group strikes again.

  • Tarpsy (@tarpsy)

    How about Cabella’s takes responsibility? This guy should have never been allowed to buy a gun, but thanks to corporate irresponsibility, got his hands on one. Why are major corporations are never held accountable? Something’s gotta give.