• Man in bus shelter shootings has outburst during sentencing

    By: Colleen West , Digital Editor


    SEATTLE - A Renton man prosecutors said fatally shot one person and wounded three others at a Seattle bus shelter had to be restrained in the courtroom after he was sentenced for his crimes Friday morning.

    Say Keodara, was convicted of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

    Police said the shootings occurred when Keodara tried to rob three homeless men at a Seattle bus shelter in 2011 and became angry when they had nothing to steal.  

    Watch video of the outburst on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.

    A woman who had been waiting for a bus also also wounded in the shooting.

    In court, Keodara made an emotional plea that he was innocent, but Judge Laura Middaugh sentenced him to 69 years, three months in prison.

    After hearing his sentence, Keodara, who is 20 years old and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, shouted he didn’t do anything, tried to leave courtroom and had to be restrained by officers.

    "Your honor can I just leave, why do you keep saying that I did this your honor. I just told you I didn't shoot and kill him. I'm sorry they had to go through this too.  I'm sorry for my 2-year-old daughter who's not going to get to see me for something I didn't do.  I don't even want to --  I want to leave.  Man you can taze me, go ahead shoot me.  I didn't do nothing," said Keodara.

    Keodara has already filed an appeal.

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