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Suspect arrested in Phinney Ridge murder

Posted by Geeky Swedes on December 28th, 2011

Seattle Police have arrested a man suspected in the murder of a school teacher on Christmas Eve. The woman, identified by friends and neighbors as Prudence Hockley, was assaulted outside her home on 74th St. Her 13-year-old daughter came to her aid, but Hockley died the next day. The suspect — police say he was Hockley’s boyfriend — reportedly has a long criminal record.

Her murder has stunned friends, neighbors and Woodinville High School students, where she taught. PhinneyWood.com is covering the story here.

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