Media Interview

While Gene E. Piculell, J.D., has successfully represented thousands of clients in cases that receive no media attention at all, many of his cases have been high profile cases generating local and national attention and interest including:

Police here have arrested three people in a shooting on April 11, 2017, that took the life of a 19-year-old man. https://komonews.com/news/local/3-arrested-in-fatal-federal-way-shooting-gang-rivalry-blamed  

Two registered sex offenders were arrested within days of each other last week, adding to the growing number of men charged with attempting to pay underage girls for sex, according to King County prosecutors . . . http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/more-arrests-made-of-men-seeking-underage-girls-for-sex/     

Two registered sex offenders have been charged in separate incidents for allegedly soliciting sex from juvenile girls in website advertisements. The advertisements were posted by undercover detectives . . . http://www.courierherald.com/news/317566161.html#        

5 teens charged with murder in Everett mother's death. https://www.kiro7.com/news/north-sound-news/1-dead-1-injured-in-everett-shooting/660106818/        

Three people were arrested after break-ins at three different marijuana shops Monday morning in Kitsap County, and detectives are now trying to figure out if the crimes are connected to other burglaries in the area. https://komonews.com/news/local/3-arrested-after-pot-shop-break-ins-in-kitsap     

Five high school students were charged on Friday with second-degree attempted rape in an attack on a special-education student . . . http://www.people.com/article/five-high-school-students-attempted-rape    

Five students at Seattle high school between the ages of 14 and 15 are accused of sodomizing an 18-year-old special education student with a broomstick http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2944205/                                                                
The King County prosecutor’s office says five Juanita High School students have been charged with second-degree attempted rape of a special education student. http://nypost.com/2015/02/07/5-teens-charged-with-attempted-rape-of-special-education-student/           

Police say they have arrested a man who reportedly assaulted a woman with a baseball bat and then barricaded himself inside a North Seattle apartment building, sparking an hours-long standoff and the evacuation of several residents there. https://komonews.com/news/local/swat-team-responds-to-man-barricaded-at-bitter-lake-apartments

Five teenage boys are charged with attempted rape http://www.kiro7.com/news/5-juanita-hs-students-accused-assaulting-special-e/43363020                                 

Seattle Seahawk [ ]  was ordered to undergo domestic-violence counseling . . .  after being arrested for minor assault against his girlfriend that http://old.seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2002999059_hawk17.html   

Attorney, Gene Piculell, said his client will ask a judge to let him enter a counseling program at his next court appearance in October. [He] will also participate in domestic-violence counseling offered by the NFL, he said http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Sep/18/sp/sp15a.html           

[Seattle Seahawk]  was ordered to undergo domestic-violence counseling  ... , a tackle and guard, appeared in http://community4.foxsportsnext.com/t5/Warriors-Sports-Network-Ohana/Wayne-Hunter/td-p/3003739              
A nursing assistant accused in the recent rape of a paralyzed patient kept his state license http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2006/oct/31/aide-accused-of-rape-kept-license-despite/          

Police searching for "armed and dangerous" man near North Bend https://komonews.com/news/local/police-searching-for-armed-and-dangerous-man-near-north-bend   

Attorney wanted charges dropped over Detectives past . . . Attorney Gene Piculell. . . said prosecutors should have told him that the detective's actions prompted a judge to dismiss child-rape charges . . .  Detective read two letters that the suspect wrote to his attorney -- writings that she knew were confidential because of the attorney-client privilege, according to court documents http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Rape-suspect-must-stand-trial-1241748.php
 

Jury split on rape of stroke victim . . . Gene Piculell, said the woman has given conflicting accounts of what happened. He said the jurors were "obviously reasonable individuals, and they saw significant problems with the evidence.”  Darboe is accused of repeatedly raping and sexually abusing the patient at Kindred Hospital http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Jury-split-on-rape-of-stroke-victim-1242417.php    

Washington’s Most Wanted . . . King County fugitive was arrested yesterday morning http://q13fox.com/2016/06/13/shaun-tubbs-armed-and-dangerous-14-time-convicted-felon-wanted-in-king-county/           

Police seize Maserati in South Seattle gunfight case . . . Witnesses say the gunmen took off in the black sedan and a brown Maserati http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com

Police: Murder plot had wrong woman. A Puyallup woman was mistakenly targeted for murder because of her name. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2015/07/14/police-seize-maserati-in-south-seattle-gunfight-case/ 

Seattle police detectives arrested man Tuesday who they believe is a suspect in a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop . . . The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force spotted the man Tuesday near 12th Avenue and Jackson Street . . . https://www.q13fox.com/washingtons-most-wanted/police-arrest-man-suspected-in-brutal-beating-of-seattle-king-donuts-founders


Another young woman has come forward, saying she was raped by a . . .  former youth minister . . .  in Redmond . . . “{He} maintains his innocence," said his attorney Gene Piculell . . .
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Second-young-woman-accuses-former-youth-minister-1240521.php           
Pierce County prosecutors have charged four men with second-degree murder in connection with last week’s deadly shooting in a South Tacoma alley http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2010/03/31/four-more-charged-in-deadly-south-tacoma-shooting/   

A King County Sheriff's deputy is accused selling cameras that were stolen from a local fire station on Ebay http://www.policecrimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36                                

Troopers say they arrested one of the  [ ] Most Wanted fugitives Tuesday morning in Bellevue, thanks to Crime Stoppers tips from ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ viewers. { } had a $750,000 warrant for his arrest and was featured this past weekend on the show http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Washington-s-most-wanted-violent-felons-6293494.php  

A Seattle father accused of duping a process server, two judges and Texas police into helping him kidnap his own daughter now faces felony charges. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Seattle-dad-accused-of-duping-court-to-steal-5368646.php   

Heroin, cocaine found on suspects after drive-by shooting in Tacoma  Three gunshots drew Tacoma police to a car that then led officers on a high-speed pursuit for 20 miles. http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article37937223.html     

Seattle police detectives said a man who barricaded himself in a crawlspace Tuesday in the city's International District was also involved in a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop in early January. The 21-year-old man led U.S. Marshals and police on a brief chase. http://komonews.com/news/local/police-arrest-suspect-in-violent-robbery-at-donut-shop      

Bellevue massage therapist accused of groping clients. Police say masseur sexually assaulted 1 woman, tried to molest 2 others. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/Bellevue-massage-therapist-accused-of-groping-7388652.php 

A Bellevue massage therapist is facing multiple charges after three clients allege he groped them. http://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/377953711.html      

Kent man is charged with impersonating Officer. A mechanic who services the city of Bellevue's police vehicles was charged yesterday in Kittitas County with drunken driving and impersonating a police officer. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Prosecutors-Millions-of-stolen-shellfish-sold-at-2282725.php        

Seattle police set up massage parlor in sex-sting operation . http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/seattle-pd-arrests-155-men-in-massage-parlor-sting-operation/ 

The police department’s Vice and High Risk Victims Unit arrested 204 men
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/seattle-police-arrest-204-men-in-massage-parlor-se/ 

A suspected drunken driver was arrested in Milton Wednesday evening, after trying to elude police and crashing his car, narrowly missing a child. According to Milton Police, another driver reported the man driving erratically on southbound komonews.com/news/.../suspected-drunk-driver-arrested-after-crashing-car-in-milton                                                                                                            

A man is clinging to life Wednesday after he was shot multiple times outside a Kent apartment complex overnight, police said. A second man is in custody. Officers and medics responded to the scene, the Rock Creek Landing apartment complex komonews.com/.../man-shot-multiple-times-outside-kent-apartments-suspect-arrested  

One of those callers was a woman who claimed to be the ex-girlfriend of the shooter and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Orn, shot their neighbor.
https://www.seattlepi.com/.../crime/.../Charge-Man-survives-being-shot-10-times-in-K.    

Two men have been arrested on rape charges after a woman who communicated with one of them through an online dating site said she was sexually assaulted and had property stolen once she entered their Redmond apartment, police said Thursday. http://q13fox.com/2017/06/08/2-redmond-men-arrested-on-rape-charges-victim-met-one-through-online-dating-site/   

[ ] arrested for investigation of sexually assaulting a woman they met through an online dating website, Redmond Police said http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/2-redmond-men-arrested-for-raping-woman-they-met-online/531364825           

Auburn Couple  . . . . Charged with Animal Cruelty https://www.safehorses.org/komo-tv-auburn-couple-accused-of-starving-horse-charged-with-animal-cruelty/      

A Bellevue police officer has been charged with reckless driving for crashing his patrol car while speeding, lights flashing, to an off-duty meeting with his child's teacher. https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=20000531&slug=4023854