November 8, 2010 in Region

Trial starts for 4 accused of aiding in Lakewood killings

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Read previous coverage of the killings of four Lakewood police officers.

TACOMA — Lawyers presented opening arguments today in Tacoma in the trial of four people accused of helping Lakewood police killer Maurice Clemmons.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Rickey Hinton, Eddie Lee Davis, Douglas Edward Davis, and Letrecia Nelson with rendering criminal assistance.

The News Tribune reports they are accused of providing Clemmons with transportation, tending his gunshot wound and lying to investigators after the Nov. 29 shooting in Parkland. All pleaded not guilty.

Two women have already been convicted of helping Clemmons and sentenced to five year in prison.

The accused getaway driver, Darcus Allen goes on trial in March on aggravated murder charges.

Clemmons was killed two days after the murders.

Information from the News Tribune.

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