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Everett murder suspect booked into Snohomish County Jail

By Aaron Snell, Everett Police Department Community Information Officer.

Detectives with the Everett Police Department Major Crimes Unit booked a male into jail for murder after investigating a suspicious death.

40 year-old Kenny J. Tate of Everett has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for murder 1st degree, rape 1st degree, and robbery 1st degree.

At about 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, officers responded to a reported death in the 6900 block of Beverly Lane in south Everett. This location is a transitional home where alcohol and drugs are prohibited.

The owner of the transitional home found the deceased and called 911.

Arriving officers found a deceased white male in his 30’s on the floor in the manager’s room. During the initial investigation drug paraphernalia was found, the death was deemed suspicious and detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were requested.

At about 2:30 am on December 3rd, Kenny J. Tate turned himself in at the Everett Police Department South Precinct. He told detectives that he is the House Manager of the transitional home and was attracted to the male victim.

According to Tate, he decided to manipulate the victim with illegal drugs and predetermined he would have forced sexual relations with him. After using drugs, Tate told the victim that they were not free and he was expected to pay with sexual favors. When the victim refused, an altercation occurred during which the victim died and was later found with a belt around his neck.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the body to establish cause and manner of death as well as identity. Multiple search warrants will be served to further the investigation. 

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