• Woman in Green Lake shooting appears in court


    SEATTLE - A Seattle Parks employee accused of shooting her boss in the chest was in court Monday.

     Carolyn Piksa pleaded not guilty to assault charges in the shooting of Bill Keller more than two weeks ago.

     Keller survived the shooting inside the Seattle Parks Department office near Green Lake.

     Court documents show Piksa believed her boss was conspiring against her.

     Her defense attorney, John Henry Browne, questioned her mental health.

     “Getting an evaluation, a psychological evaluation, is a clearly warranted first step,” said Browne.

     Piksa remains in jail on a million dollars bond.

     She's scheduled to be back in court next month.

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