Everett murder suspect has troubled past

by: Deborah Horne Updated:


EVERETT, Wash. - When we met 16-year-old Brad George Saturday afternoon, he immediately fell into the embrace of his sisters and his mother's best friend.

Then he surprised us, saying it was he who came home from school Friday to an unsettling sight.  The door to his house was open and his mother's car was undisturbed in the driveway.

"I thought that was very suspicious," said George.  "And I called the house phone and then called 911." 

Everett police went inside and found 37-year-old Georgina Latshaw dead. 

"They came down and told me that my mom had passed away," said George.

Six hours after our interview, Everett police announced George had been arrested on suspicion of his mother's murder.

It turns out  George is no stranger to television news.

KIRO 7 aired his photograph when he was 13 years old after he ran away from the Seattle Children's Home residential Center on Queen Anne Hill.  Then, he was described as being prone to seizures and in need of daily medication to prevent him from becoming "confused" or having "unusual episodes." 

He ran away again the next year, too.  Each time he was found safe.

"She's supported me my whole life," said George of his mother when we talked Saturday. 

I asked who would harm her?

"I don't know who could have done this," he replied.

George is a student at the Overlake Specialty School in Bellevue for children with psychiatric problems. 

He is expected to make his first court appearance Monday.