Monday, March 3, 2008

Murder charge filed in shooting death of Renton man


A Tacoma man accused of shooting to death a 20-year-old man in Renton last month was charged Monday with second-degree murder.

Police say Kyle Pinney, 18, killed Stephen Brewer on Feb. 23 and left his body in an alley in the 600 block of Index Avenue Northeast next to the guitar case that Brewer had been seen carrying.

Witnesses suggested robbery may have been the motive; they told police Pinney hid the gun in some bushes but was unable to find it when he returned later, according to court documents. Investigators found the weapon Feb. 25.

Pinney, whose criminal history includes a malicious mischief conviction and two gun charges, is set to be arraigned March 12 in King County Superior Court.

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