Washington Offenders

Alex Barayni

Victims: Kim Wilson, 20, Julia Wilson, 17, Bill Wilson, 52, & Rose Wilson, 46

Age at time of murders: 17

Crime location: Bellevue

Crime date:  January 3-4, 1997

Partner in crime: David Anderson, 18

Crimes: Mass murder & thrill-killing

Murder method: Strangling, stabbing, and bludgeoning

Murder motivation: Thrill

Sentence: Life without parole (LWOP) later reduced

Incarceration statusIncarcerated at the Callam Bay Corrections Center (#788490)

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The victims

Summary

Baranyi lured Kim to a park and strangled her to death. He realized that she may have told her parents that she was going to meet him. Baranyi then decided to murder them as well. He did just that. He went to their house and murdered them and their 17-year-old daughter Julia. He later told detectives that he committed the murders as an “opportunity to experience something truly phenomenal.”

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Dolphy Jordan & Lamonte Clayborne

Victim: Ange May Reed, 41

Murderers: Dolphy Jordan, 16, Lamonte Clayborne, 15, & another 15-year-old

Crime date: July 28, 1989

Crime location: Seattle, Washington

Weapon: Kitchen knife & stick

Murder method: Stabbing the face and throat

Murder motivation: Clayborne’s hatred for his mother

Convictions: Jordan-guilty plea to first-degree murder

Sentences:  Jordan was sentenced to 27 years while the other assailants were tried as juveniles

Incarceration status: Released

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Claybourne disliked his mother and wanted to kill her. His friend Jordan did just that. He attacked Ange in the hallway of her apartment after she got out of the shower. Jordan first hit Ange in the head with a stick and then proceeded to stab her repeatedly in the face and throat.

Jordan was released from prison after almost 22 years. He is now an activist with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY). The other offenders were tried as juveniles.

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Jeremiah Bourgeois

Victim: Tecle Ghebremichale, 41

Age at time of murder: 14

Crime location: Seattle

Crime date: May 19, 1992

Crimes: Murder, attempted murder, & witness retaliation

Weapon: Gun

Murder method: Gunshot

Murder motivation: Retaliation for testifying against his brother

Sentence: Life without parole (LWOP) later reduced to 25 years to life

Incarceration status: Released

Summary

This story started several months before the actual murder when Bourgeois’s 16-year-old brother entered Tecle’s store and shot and wounded him and another co-owner. Tecle, who was from Eritrea and who co-owned the store, testified against his attacker in an assault trial in juvenile court. Bourgeois decided to retaliate against Tecle for testifying against his brother. He invaded the store and shot Tecle, along with co-owner Efram Isak. Efram survived. Tecle did not.

Bourgeois was sentenced to LWOP but later had his sentence reduced to 25 years to life. He has become an activist.

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