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Pierce County Superior Court Criminal Case 17-1-04397-6
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Defendant: JOSHUA KIONI ELLIS
Access: Public
Jurisdiction: SUPERIOR CT - PIERCE CTY
Initial Arrest Date: 11/13/2017

 Attorneys
Type Name Firm Role
Pros DRU SWAIM Prosecuting Attorney LEAD COUNSEL
Pros CRYSTAL MARIA Prosecuting Attorney CO COUNSEL
Defe MARY K. HIGH Pierce County Dept of Assigned Counsel LEAD COUNSEL

 Charges
Count Type Description RCW Disposition Sentence Date
1 Original MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 9A.32.050(1)(a)    
  Amended MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE 9A.32.030(1)(a)    
  Final MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 9A.32.050(1)(a) GUILTY EQUIV/JURY 05/23/2019

2 Original MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 9A.32.050(1)(b)    
  Final MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE 9A.32.050(1)(b) GLTY AS CHGD/JURY


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11/14/2017  INFORMATION Public 2
11/14/2017  AFFIDAVIT/DETERMINATION FOR PROBABLE CAUSE Public 2
11/14/2017  PRE-TRIAL ELIGIBILTY REPORT Sealed 2
11/14/2017  NOTICE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT Public 1
11/14/2017  ORDER ESTABLISHING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE Public 2
11/14/2017  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
11/30/2017  NOTICE OF APPEARANCE Public 2
12/01/2017  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
12/14/2017  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
12/14/2017  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
12/19/2017  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
12/29/2017  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
01/18/2018  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
01/19/2018  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
01/26/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
02/02/2018  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
02/02/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
02/02/2018  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
02/15/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
02/26/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
03/08/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
03/22/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
03/29/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/20/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/20/2018  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
04/27/2018  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
04/27/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/27/2018  MOTION TO COMPEL DNA SAMPLE COLLECTION Public 6
04/27/2018  ORDER GRANTING MORTION FOR DNA SAMPLE Public 2
05/21/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
06/28/2018  OMNIBUS ORDER Public 3
07/09/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
07/23/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
07/27/2018  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
07/27/2018  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
08/03/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
09/07/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
09/21/2018  AMENDED INFORMATION Public 2
09/21/2018  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, CAMDEN Public 1
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, NOLTA Public 1
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, BYERLEY Public 1
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JOHNSON Public 1
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, TAKIGUCHI Public 1
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILCOX Public 1
09/21/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILSON Public 1
09/21/2018  STATE'S LIST OF WITNESSES Public 3
09/21/2018  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
09/24/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, SARFF Public 1
09/24/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, RACKLEY Public 1
09/24/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, TEMPLE Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, SCOTT Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JOHNSON Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILCOX Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, CAMDEN Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, NOLTA Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, TEMPLE Public 1
09/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JOHNSON Public 1
09/26/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, RACKLEY Public 1
09/26/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, TAKIGUCHI Public 1
09/28/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, SARFF Public 1
09/28/2018  STATE'S LIST OF WITNESSES Public 3
10/03/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, SCOTT Public 1
10/03/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA 26 Public 26
10/08/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
10/18/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, BYERLEY Public 1
10/22/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILSON Public 1
10/22/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILSON Public 1
10/25/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, LEWIS Public 1
11/01/2018  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
11/01/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA - 11 Public 11
11/19/2018  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JORDAN Public 1
12/17/2018  NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT BUSINESS RECORDS Public 2
01/02/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
01/04/2019  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
01/04/2019  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
01/07/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
01/11/2019  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
01/11/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
01/11/2019  TRIAL READINESS STATUS CONFERENCE Public 3
01/11/2019  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
01/14/2019  DEFENDANT'S LIST OF WITNESSES Public 2
01/14/2019  STATE'S SUPPLEMENTAL LIST OF WITNESSES Public 1
01/22/2019  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
01/22/2019  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
01/25/2019  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
02/22/2019  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
02/22/2019  ORDER RE: INTERVIEWS Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, CAMDEN Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, RACKLEY Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, SCOTT Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, TEMPLE Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, BYERLEY Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JOHNSON Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JORDAN Public 1
02/25/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, TAKIGUCHI Public 1
02/25/2019  STATE''S LIST OF WITNESSES Public 3
02/26/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, NOLTA Public 1
02/26/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILSON Public 1
02/26/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, WILCOX Public 1
02/28/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, SARFF Public 1
03/05/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA, JOHNSON Public 1
04/02/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA -41 Public 41
04/05/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/08/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/08/2019  REASSIGNED TO DEPT 1 Public 1
04/09/2019  BLANK JURY QUESTIONNAIRE Public 8
04/09/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/09/2019  STATES PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS RE ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE Public 10
04/09/2019  STATES RESPONSE TO MOTION IN LIMINE Public 13
04/11/2019  JURY PANEL SELECTION LIST Public 4
04/11/2019  JURY PANEL Public 1
04/11/2019  STATE'S LIST OF WITNESSES -SUPPLEMENTAL Public 1
04/11/2019  PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE SHEET Public 1
04/11/2019  COPIES OF EMAIL(S) RE JUROR #35 Public 2
04/11/2019  ORDER DESTROYING ALL COPIES OF JUROR QUESTIONNAIRES Public 2
04/15/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/15/2019  STIPULATION RE TRANSCRIPTS OF WITNESS STATEMENTS TO POLICE Public 2
04/15/2019  ORDER ON PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS Public 6
04/15/2019  ORDER SEALING JUROR QUESTIONNAIRES Public 3
04/16/2019  PLAINTIFF'S PROPOSED INSTRUCTIONS Public 33
04/17/2019  RETURN ON SUBPOENA Public 1
04/17/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/17/2019  LETTER FROM DEPARTMENT 1 Public 1
04/17/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/18/2019  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
04/26/2019  MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION RE WPIC 16.07 / 16.02 Public 41
04/26/2019  COPIES OF EMAIL(S) Public 3
04/29/2019  WITNESS RECORD Public 2
04/29/2019  EXHIBITS RECEIVED IN VAULT Public 8
05/01/2019  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 14
05/01/2019  COURT'S INSTRUCTIONS TO JURY Public 31
05/01/2019  SPECIAL VERDICT FORM COUNT I - YES Public 1
05/01/2019  SPECIAL VERDICT COUNT II - YES Public 1
05/01/2019  VERDICT FORM A COUNT I - UNSIGNED Public 1
05/01/2019  VERDICT FORM B COUNT I - GUILTY Public 1
05/01/2019  VERDICT FORM COUNT II - GUILTY Public 1
05/01/2019  ORDER ESTABLISHING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE Public 2
05/01/2019  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
05/22/2019  RESTITUTION INFORMATION Confidential 17
05/23/2019  CLERK'S MINUTE ENTRY Public 2
05/23/2019  VICTIM STATEMENT Public 90
05/23/2019  PRE SENTENCING INFORMATION REPORT Public 17
05/23/2019  JUDGMENT & SENTENCE & WARRANT OF COMMITMENT DOC Public 12
05/23/2019  ORDER SETTING RESTITUTION Public 2
05/23/2019  ORDER MERGING COUNT 1 AND 2 INTO ONE COUNT OF MURDER IN THE 2ND Public 2
05/23/2019  ADVICE OF RIGHTS Public 2
05/23/2019  ORDER FOR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE Public 2
06/05/2019  SEALED JURY QUESTIONNAIRES Sealed 561
06/05/2019  VICTIM STATEMENT Public 5
06/13/2019  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
06/13/2019  NOTICE OF APPEAL NO FEE Public 1
06/13/2019  ORDER OF INDIGENCY Public 2
06/18/2019  TRANSMITTAL LETTER COPY FILED Public 1
06/20/2019  AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION OF DEFENDANT Public 4
06/28/2019  NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF APPELLATE COUNSEL Public 1
06/28/2019  PERFECTION NOTICE FROM COURT OF APPEALS Public 2
07/16/2019  COST BILL Public 2
07/19/2019  ORDER EXCLUDING TRIAL EVIDENCE Public 3
07/29/2019  DESIGNATION OF CLERK'S PAPERS Public 2
08/12/2019  CLERK'S PAPERS PREPARED Public 4
08/12/2019  CLERK'S PAPERS SENT Public 1
08/12/2019  INDIGENCY BILLING VOUCHER Public 1
09/05/2019  INDIGENCY BILLING VOUCHER Public 1
10/23/2019  COST BILL Public 2
11/22/2019  NOTICE OF FILING A VERBATIM REPORT Public 1
02/19/2020  DESIGNATION OF CLERK'S PAPERS Public 2
03/10/2020  CLERK'S PAPERS PREPARED Public 2
03/10/2020  CLERK'S PAPERS SENT Public 1
03/10/2020  INDIGENCY BILLING VOUCHER Public 1
07/28/2020  DESIGNATION OF CLERK'S PAPERS Public 2
08/13/2020  CLERK'S PAPERS PREPARED Public 2
08/13/2020  CLERK'S PAPERS SENT Public 1
09/01/2021  COPY OF APPELLATE COURT OPINION Public 16
10/13/2021  MANDATE - COURT ACTION REQUIRED Public 17
10/13/2021  MANDATE - COURT ACTION REQUIRED - COPY Public 2
10/29/2021  ORDER OF TRANSFER FROM INSTITUTION TO JAIL Public 2
11/01/2021  EXHIBITS RETURNED FROM COURT OF APPEALS Public 1
11/01/2021  EXHIBITS RETURNED FROM COURT OF APPEALS Public 1
12/09/2021  NOTICE OF APPEARANCE Public 2
12/09/2021  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
12/13/2021  ORDER ESTABLISHING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE Public 2
12/13/2021  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
01/10/2022  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
01/14/2022  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
03/09/2022  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
03/23/2022  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
03/31/2022  ORDER FOR HEARING Public 1
04/13/2022  RECEIPT OF DISCOVERY Public 1
05/19/2022  ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DATE Public 1
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 Proceedings
Date Judge Dept Type Outcome
11/14/2017 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION 2 CD2 ARRAIGNMENT ARRAIGNED  

11/30/2017 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION 2 CD2 RETURN WITH ATTY HELD  

12/14/2017 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING HELD  

12/28/2017 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

01/18/2018 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING CONTINUED  

01/19/2018 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING CONTINUED  

02/02/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ CONTINUANCE HELD  

02/02/2018 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING CONTINUED  

03/19/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

04/20/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION 2 CD2 PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE HELD  

04/27/2018 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ MOTION (NOT CONTINUANCE) HELD  

06/28/2018 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING HELD  

07/27/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ TRIAL READINESS STATUS HEARING CONTINUED  

09/05/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

09/21/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ TRIAL READINESS STATUS HEARING CONTINUED  

10/16/2018 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

01/04/2019 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ TRIAL READINESS STATUS HEARING CONTINUED  

01/11/2019 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ CONTINUANCE HELD  

01/11/2019 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ TRIAL READINESS STATUS HEARING HELD  

01/16/2019 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ MOTION-CrR 3.6 (Suppress) CONTINUED  

01/16/2019 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

01/22/2019 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

01/25/2019 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ STATUS CONFERENCE HEARING CONTINUED  

02/22/2019 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ STATUS CONFERENCE HEARING HELD  

04/08/2019 08:30 AM JAMES ORLANDO 01 JURY TRIAL HELD  

04/15/2019 09:00 AM JAMES ORLANDO 01 MOTION-SEAL RECORDS HELD  

05/23/2019 01:30 PM JAMES ORLANDO 01 SENTENCING DATE HELD  

07/19/2019 01:30 PM JAMES ORLANDO 01 PRESENTATION OF ORDER HELD  

10/29/2021 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION 2 CD2 EXPARTE ACTION EXPARTE ACT W ORDER HELD  

12/13/2021 01:30 PM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ HEARING HELD  

03/31/2022 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING CONTINUED  

05/19/2022 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING CONTINUED  

07/11/2022 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL CONTINUED  

09/15/2022 08:45 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ OMNIBUS HEARING  

11/18/2022 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ TRIAL READINESS STATUS HEARING  

12/08/2022 08:30 AM CRIMINAL DIVISION- PRESIDING JUDGE CDPJ JURY TRIAL  

 Incidents
Incident Number Law Enforcement Agency Offense Date
1731401350 MILTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 11/10/2017

 Superior Court Co-Defendants
Cause Number Defendant

 Judgments
Cause # Status Signed Effective Filed
19-9-04021-2 OPEN as of 05/23/2019 JAMES ORLANDO on 05/23/2019 05/23/2019 05/23/2019

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