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'On the Fence': Malicious mischief charge

Defendant scheduled to appear Sept. 16 in Edmonds Municipal Court


Last updated 9/2/2020 at 12:55pm

Brian Soergel

Christobel Jamison created the "I Can't Breathe" artwork as part of the City of Edmonds' "On the Fence" project.

Richard Tuttle, who allegedly vandalized the "I Can't Breathe" artwork in Edmonds, has been charged with third-degree malicious mischief. He is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Edmonds Municipal Court.

The charges – subject to a $5,000 fine and up to a year in jail – were brought by the City's prosecutor, the Edmonds-based firm of Zachor and Thomas.

The charges come after last month's decision by the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office's decision not to file a hate crime charge against the 69-year-old man, which the Edmonds Police has pushed for.

The office referr...

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