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JANICE MARIE BURRELL,

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INFORMATION

I, Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney for King County in tile name and by the authority of the State of Washington, do accuse JANICE MARIE BURRELL of the crime of Murder in the Second Degree, committed as follows: . That the defendant JANICE MARIE BURRELL in King County, Washington, on or about May 25,2012, while committing and attempting to comniit the crime of Assault in the Second Degree, and in the course of and in furtherance of said crime and in the immediate flight therefrom, and with intent to cause the death of another. person, did cause the death of Arthur Smith, a human being, who was not a participant in said crime, and who died on or about May 25, 2012~ Contrary to RCW 9A.32.050(1)(a), (b), and against the peace and dignity of the State of Washington. DANIEL T. SATTERBERG Prosecuting Attorney

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BY:4~ Kristin V. Richardson, WSBA #19042 Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Daniel T. Satterberg,

Prosecuting Attorney

W554 King County Courthouse 516 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98104 (206) 296-9000, FAX (206) 296-0955

CAUSE NO. CERTIFICATION FOR DETERMINATION

12-1 - 02 3 sr- 9 KNr
OF PROBABLE CAUSE

That Detective Galettiis a Police Officer with the Kent Police Department and has reviewed and conducted the investigation in Kent Police Department Case Number; 12-6324 There is probable cause to believe that: JANICE MARIE BURRELL Committed the crime(s) of; MURDER 2 (RCW.9A32.050) 09/01/1966

This belief is predicated on the following facts and circumstances: On May 25th 2012 at approximately 1849 hours, Kent Police Officers were dispatched to a stabbing at 222 N State Ave, in the City of Kent, County of King, State of Washington. Kent Police Officer A. Majack was one of the first officers on scene. She stated upon arrival she immediately noticed a black female, later identified as suspect, Janice Marie Burrell 09/01166, standing to the east of the parking lot. Officer Majack quickly recognized Burrell due to numerous prior contacts with her and husband, later identified as victim, Arthur D Smith 06/16170. Burrell was wearing a white coat, green pants, white tennis shoes, white tee-shirt, and had a small black Coach purse hanging across the right side of her body. Officer Majack noted Burrell was crying and had a confused look on her face. Officer Majack further observed witness, Jerohal Davis 09/17182 at the scene. Davis is the Nephew of Smith. He was seen looking at the rear end of the green Honda Accord, WAlAEJ6921. A second witness, identified as Tyrell D Barbush 11101193 was also on scene. Barbush is the son of Davis. He was said to be extremely upset, pacing back and forth in front of Davis. Officer Majack observed Smith sitting in the middle of the back seat of the vehicle with his head back against the seat. Officer Majack contacted Burrell at the scene and asked, "Janice, what did you do?" She turned to Officer Majack and stated, "You know me Ofc Spooner (maiden name), you know me ..." Burrell stammered, took a deep breath and continued, "I killed him, I killed him. You know what he does to me ..." Officer Majack asked Burrell if she was injured, she replied, "no, I aint. I am so tired of him beating on me ...." Due to the stabbing and the amount of blood on Burrell's clothing, Officer Majack detained her. As Officer Majack completed a pat down of Burrell, she stated "I don't have the knife anymore ..." Burrell , was then placed into Officer Majack's patrol vehicle. Upon placing Burrell in the patrol vehicle, Officer Majack contacted Fire Battalion Chief Sheppard, who was standing at the right rear vehicle door. Officer Majack looked into the vehicle and observed Smith's head tilted back with his mouth open wide. A very large pool of coagulated blood was to the right of Smith onthe seat. The front of Smith's shirt was soaked with blood and he had a small cut in his shirt, near the center of his chest. Additionally, there was a laceration on the top of Smith right hand, approximately I" in length.

Officer Majack and Chief Sheppard puUed Smith from the vehicle and attempted first aid. Kent Fire arrived on scene shortly after pulling Smith out of the vehicle. Once Smith's shirt was off, Officer Majack noticed about a 1" stab wound in the center of Smith's chest. Officer Majack asked Davis what happened; Davis replied, "They were arguing and she stated 'I'm going to fucking kill him in front of you. Just help him manl.;" Victim Smith later died at the scene. Kent Police Detectives were called to the scene to take over the investigation. At approximately 2008 hours, Detectives Galetti and Moore interviewed Jerohal Davis at the Detective Office. Davis told Detectives that he and Barbush met Smith and Burrell at 7Eleven, located at 511 Central Ave South in Kent. Davis said Smith and Burrell got into the backseat of his wife's vehicle W A1AEJ6921, 1996 Honda Accord, while Barbush rode in the front passenger seat. He stated he didn't really know where he was going; he was just driving where directed. Davis said Smith and Burrell argued in the backseat about everything and nothing in particular. He added this was typical behavior for the two of them and didn't think twice about anything said between the two, though Davis did recall Burrell telling Smith, "I'll kill you. I'll kill you right in front of your kid." Davis said as he was driving in the area of Earthworks Park, he then heard what sounded like slapping and then Burrell stated something to the effect of, "yeah, I'll jug you again." He said he looked into the rearview minor and noticed Smith looked very stiff with his head far back against the seat rest. Davis said he asked Burrell if she just stabbed Smith; to which she replied, "Yeah, I'll stab him again." Davis told Detectives after stabbing Smith, Burrell continued "talking shit" to him. He said Burrell told Smith, "I told you I'd kill you." Davis stated his first thought was to drive Smith to a hospital but didn't know which one to go to; that's when he saw the Kent Multi Clinic and pulled into the parking lot. He said once in the lot he told Barbush to run inside to get help. Davis said he and Burrell also exited the vehicle and that's when he first saw a black folding knife in her hand. Davis added this is when he first saw blood covering Smith. Davis told Detectives he took the knife away from BUlTeUand dropped it 011 the ground. He said at some point he began to apply pressure to Smith's stab wound. Davis said he saw Burrell walking behind him and he feared that she may stab him so he picked up the knife and put it on the car. Davis said it seemed like Burrell was proud of what she did. He said she remained calm during the entire incident and puffed her chest out proudly. At 2030 hours, Detective Galetti and Moore interviewed Barbush at the Detective Office. Barbush said he and Davis picked up Smith and Burrell at 7Eleven. He said Smith sat behind the driver's seat and Burrell behind the passenger seat. Barbush statedSmith and Burrell were in the back seat arguing for approximately 15-20 minutes. He said just prior to the stabbing he observed Burrell pushing and slapping at Davis' face. Barbush said he didn't even realize the arguing had stopped when he heard Davis ask Burrell, "Did you just stab my nigga?" Barbush said Burrell replied, "Yeah, I sure did." Barbush didn't see Burrell stab Smith or see a knife, until after exiting the vehicle. Barbush told Detectives Davis drove to the Kent Multi Care Clinic where he ran inside looking for help. He said upon returning to the vehicle, he saw a knife on the ground.

At 2215 hours, Detectives Galetti and Moore interviewed Burrell at the Kent City Jail. Burrell was read her Miranda Rights-she stated she understood them and waived them. Upon contact with Burrell she was crying and had puffy eyes. She told Detectives that she had 3 '211' beers today, the first consumed around 1000 hours and the last consumed just before the stabbing. Burrell didn't appear to have slurred speech, though at times it was difficult to understand her through her emotions. Burrell immediately stated several times over and over that "he's always beatin on me;" "he's always spittin on me." Burrell said the argument began "last night" and said she told Smith, "I'm gonna do something real bad to you." Burrell told Detectives "I just got tired of it, Ijust snapped." She further stated, "I don't care 110 more; the nigga live or die." Burrell stated at one point Smith spit on her just prior to stabbing him but later stated the last time he did that was on OS/24112. Burrell said Smith told her just before she stabbed him, "Bitch, I'll kill you." She further stated just prior to stabbing Smith he said to her, "Bitch I do this to you; I do what I want to you." She stated the knife she used to stab Smith belonged to him. Burrell said the knife had been in their bedroom and Smith gave it to her in case they need protection. Burrell said she had it in back pants pocket prior to stabbing Smith with it. Burrell later stated during the conversation that "Karma is a bitch and he got what he deserves." She added "I just pulled it out and I stabbed him. Ijust reacted on him."

Under penalty of peljury under the laws of the State of Washington, I certify that the foregoing is true and correct. Signed and dated by me this 29th day of May, 2012, at, ent, Washington.

Certification for Determination of Probable Cause

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. CAUSE NO. 12-1-02397-9 KNT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY CASE SUMMARY AND REQUEST FOR BAlL AND/OR . CONDITIONS OF RELEASE The Certification for Determination of Probable Cause signed May 29,2012, by Kent Police Det. Angie Galetti is incorporated by reference.

REQUEST FOR BAIL Bail is requested in the amount of$l,OOO,OOOdue to the nature of the charge, community safety, and history of failure to appear. The defendant has two felony drug convictions, numerous arrests for Assault and three convictions for Assault, convictions for Public Disturbance, alcohol and drug violations, False Reporting, and Theft, and has a history of Fugitive / FTA .. Signed this _lj__ day of May, 2012.

istin V. Richardson, WSBA #19042

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Prosecuting Attorney Case Summary and Request for Bail and/or Conditions of Release - 1

Daniel T~Satterberg,

Prosecuting Attorney

W554 King County Courthouse 516 Third Avenue . Seattle, Washington 98104 (206) 296·9000, FAX (206) 296·0955

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