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Second Man Pleads Innocent In Shooting Death Of Woman

Associated Press

A second man has pleaded innocent in the drug-related shooting death of an Eatonville woman and the wounding of her 9-year-old son.

Randy Vance, 22, is one of three men arrested in the Nov. 16 killing of Cynthia Marie Revette and the shooting of Derek Rottier.

Vance previously has been convicted of forgery and assault and also faces unrelated drug and firearms charges in Lewis County. He pleaded innocent Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court to charges of murder and attempted murder.

A day earlier, Jimmy Marvin Swinson, 22, pleaded innocent to the same charges.

Bail for each man was set at $750,000.

The third suspect, Kristopher Otis, 18, of Tacoma, has been cooperating with investigators. He will not be charged with murder but will, at least, face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, prosecutors said.

Investigators said the three men went to Revette’s home on the evening of Nov. 15, planning to rob her.

The men believed the 33-year-old woman kept drugs and large amounts of cash with her. They also owed her about $1,000 for drugs they had bought from her, investigators said.

But Revette’s boyfriend and son were home at the time, and the three men left.

The trio returned after the boyfriend went out to buy cigarettes. They beat Revette with a gun, then shot her and her son.

Otis told police that either Vance or Swinson shot the woman and that Vance shot the boy as the three were fleeing.

The boyfriend returned to find Revette lying dead in a bedroom and her son unconscious with a bullet wound to his face.

The 9-year-old is recovering and is staying with foster parents in Pierce County.

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