Everett Police sent out a news release that an arrest has been made in the death of Shannon Yeager.
There is only one person who was just booked for probable cause
In looking up this person (if he is in fact the right person) this seems to be his 3rd murder according to Q13 News
LYNNWOOD — In a rare break in an old case, a convicted felon on work release while serving time for killing his wife recently walked into a sheriff’s office and confessed to a cold-case murder from 1978.
John DeRosia allegedly walked into a King County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday and asked to talk to detectives, deputies told Q13 FOX News. The 59-year-old man then confessed to detectives he was responsible for the 1978 murder of a co-worker.
DeRosia told deputies he beat his co-worker unconscious while the two were in a verbal dispute at an apartment complex near the Alpental/Skykomish area of King County in the late 70s. To hide the murder, DeRosia allegedly lit the man’s apartment on fire. He then went around and knocked on other residents’ doors, police said, warning them to leave because of the fire.
At the time, detectives believed DeRosia was responsible for the arson and murder, but could not prove a case against him. He was free from jail until 2004, when he confessed to killing his wife in a drunken quarrel.
DeRosia was only sentenced to 12 years behind bars in that case, the Seattle P.I. reported, with the judge offering him a lesser sentence because he appeared to show remorse in the crime and was unlikely to pose a danger once he was released.
DeRosia was on work release from his sentence Tuesday when he strolled into the sheriff’s office and confessed to the cold-case murder.
He is in King County Jail and being held on $100,000 bail. He is expected to be charged with murder.
So if he got out of prison in 2014 and admitted to killing someone else in the 70″s why was he out in public to take yet another life?
Snohomish County prosecutors sought a 16-year sentence, the middle of the standard range, but Superior Court Judge George N. Bowden opted for the low end Thursday, saying John A. DeRosia showed remorse and is unlikely to pose a danger after he is released.
DeRosia, 50, was initially charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month in the death of his wife, Marilyn, 51, Nov. 14.
Posted on: June 24, 2017
Arrest made in Everett homicide
(Updated Release – June 26, 2017)
Since June 23rd, detectives have investigated the death of 46 year-old Shannon Yeager in the 2900 block of Terminal Ave, along the Pigeon Creek public access trail, after BNSF Railroad called 911 to report a body near the tracks. Shannon sustained inflicted injuries that led to her death but the specifics are being held for investigative reasons.
During the course of the investigation, detectives contacted several people with information about the victim and spoke with a male Shannon was dating. The male, a 62 year-old from Everett, was interviewed by detectives and confessed to killing Shannon. He has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on murder charges.
Detectives continue investigating.
Everett detectives investigate homicide
(Original Release – June 24, 2017)
EVERETT – Major Crimes detectives are investigating the death of a female near Pigeon Creak.
At about 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23rd, patrol units responded to the 2900 block of Terminal Ave on the report of a body along the Pigeon Creek public access trail. Arriving units found a body and requested Major Crimes detectives investigate the scene. The scene was processed and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the body.
At this time, the Medical Examiner’s Office has provided the identity as 46 year-old Shannon Yeager of Everett who was the victim of a homicide.
Detectives are investigating the homicide and believe Shannon was known to associate in the North Everett area. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
News Releases are located at: www.everettwa.gov/EPDNews
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