Man tries to pick up three Maywood students

February 3, 2011

NEW — 5:50 p.m. Feb. 3, 2011

Three Maywood Middle School students reported that an unknown man offered them a ride home when they were walking back from school at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

None of the students knew the man, who was driving a turquoise Taurus along Southeast 144th Street in Renton.

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Clearly Lasik co-founder convicted of murder-for-hire plot

February 3, 2011

Newcastle resident Dr. Michael Mockovak found guilty of plotting to kill his partner

Dr. Michael Mockovak, co-founder of Clearly Lasik eye surgery centers, is escorted out of King County Court today. He was found guilty of plotting to kill his partner and the company's former president.

Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times — Dr. Michael Mockovak, co-founder of Clearly Lasik eye surgery centers, is escorted out of King County Court Feb. 3. He was found guilty of plotting to kill his partner and the company's former president.

NEW — 1:05 p.m. Feb. 3, 2011

The co-founder of Clearly Lasik eye surgery centers was found guilty Thursday morning of plotting to kill his partner.

The King County jury convicted Dr. Michael Mockovak of one count of criminal solicitation to commit first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree theft and attempted first-degree theft. Jurors found him not guilty of a second count of criminal solicitation involving the company’s former president.

The jury deliberated for less than two days.

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