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There are a limited number of seats available for in-person viewing. For those wanting to attend the trial in person, following are procedures to do so:
- By 7:30 AM each day a designated queuing area will be located outside the 2nd floor entrance of the County-City Bldg. It will be taken down by 9:00 AM.
- Seating will be first come, first served.
- At 8:00 AM potential observers will be given a wristband indicating that they may be admitted into the courtroom (color to be changed daily). Wristbands are non-transferrable. If there are leftover wristbands after 9:00, they will be distributed outside the courtroom by court staff. When all wristbands are distributed, there will be no more public seating in the courtroom.
- At 8:00 AM observers may enter the building and must go through security. Reviewing the guidelines and list of prohibited items can help minimize delays. Courthouse Screening | Pierce County, WA - Official Website (piercecountywa.gov)
- One elevator will be dedicated to go to the 3rd floor with queuing in lobby.
- Upon arriving at the entrance to Courtroom 323, observers will be required to display their wristband.
- Per judicial order, cell phones are not allowed in the courtroom. Observers will be required to place their cell phones into a pouch that will be locked. When exiting the courtroom, the pouch will be unlocked.
- Disruptions in the courtroom will not be permitted. Observers attempting to disrupt court proceedings may be asked to leave.
- To minimize the risk that jurors are influenced by external factors, courtroom observers are prohibited from wearing clothing or accessories with political or social justice messaging.
- As space is limited in the 3rd floor hallway, individuals not able to enter the courtroom or who do not have other court business on the floor will be asked to relocate.
Individuals who are unable to attend in person may view the trial through the live-streamed online, which will be available on the District Court Website.
The trial is being held in Courtroom 323 of the County-City Building. This page will be used to confirm notable dates during the trial.
8:45 to 12:00 and 1:00-4:15 PM.
The following dates and times are subject to change.
*December 1, 2022 – December 7, 2022 – Continuation of Trial
December 8, 2022 - Anticipated Closing Statements
* Please see in person viewing information on this page.
- What agency is prosecuting this case?
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is the prosecutor of this case. Comments and questions regarding the prosecution can be directed to the Attorney General’s Office.
- How do I contact the Court if I have a question about this case?
If you have a question about the trial, please use our contact form by clicking here.
- What are the hours of operation during the trial?
It is anticipated that the trial will be held Monday – Thursday, 8:45-12:00 and 1:00–4:15.
This may change if the Court is in recess or is delayed.
- Where is the trial being held?
The trial is being conducted in the County-City Building (930 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402). Courtroom 323. If you wish to attend in person, please see the Public Gallery Instructions on this webpage.
- Where can I obtain more information about Washington State Courts?