A woman accused of slicing her children’s throats, a dead body and a chemical spill in Olympia rounded out last week’s top five stories.
Here’s the list, based on reader traffic to our website:
1. Olympia Police: 3 children hospitalized with severe neck injuries, mother arrested: Police officers and paramedics responded to a request for medical assistance at a home on 10th Court Southeast in Olympia at 1:18 a.m., Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa said. It’s where they found three children with “significant injuries to their necks that were caused by a knife,” Costa said.
2. Bail set at $3M for Olympia woman accused of slicing her children’s throats: The woman, Christina Eva Booth, who has no criminal history, was arrested Sunday morning at her home in the 2500 block of 10th Court Southeast in Olympia. At the scene, police discovered that two six-month old twins and a 2-year-old child were bleeding from lacerations on their throats.
3. Coroner identifies body found in Lacey: The man was identified as David L. May, 60.
4. Area around Port of Olympia marine terminal evacuated following chemical spill: The chemical, which is used to treat stormwater at the port’s new facility, leaked from a 3,300 gallon storage tank that serves the facility.
5. Olympia woman to serve 29 years, 9 months for murder of former BHR counselor: Lia Y. Tricomo was arrested April 30, 2013 after she told Behavioral Health Resources and Providence St. Peter Hospital staff that she had killed John Alkins, who was her roommate.
Also, for the first time, a letter to the editor almost cracked last week’s top five stories. The letter, “What kind of place is Olympia becoming?” compared the city to Compton, Calif.