Seattle prosecutors have charged a person for the homicide of a Roxbury Lanes & On line casino patron, an unintended sufferer of revenge geared toward a on line casino safety guard the suspect knew had ratted him out.
Former felon Omar Upham, Jr. appears to be like set to return to jail as soon as once more. The King County Prosecuting Lawyer’s Workplace in Seattle has charged him with the Could 27 homicide of Roxbury Lanes & On line casino patron Hung Q. Nguyen.
Monday’s ruling additionally got here with assault and gun fees for the incident that left Nguyen lifeless and two different victims requiring emergency care. In the meantime, the meant goal of Upham’s assault, on line casino safety guard John Leota, was left bodily unscathed.
Leota squealed on Upham after police arrested the pair for the holdup
Based on the charging paperwork, revenge was Upham’s motive for going after Leota. The safety guard was as soon as Upham’s pal and, later, an confederate on a failed 2019 West Seattle mini-mart theft. The friendship ended when Leota squealed on Upham after police arrested the pair for the holdup.
Court documents also cite the Manager of Roxbury Lanes, who claimed Leota advised him of rumors folks had been after him for being a “snitch.”
Courts sentenced Upham to 4 years in jail for the 2019 theft, however the Seattle Division of Corrections launched him into group custody final October. Upham stays in custody with out bail and can face the cost of homicide and others at his arraignment later this June.