Convict curses at Tacoma Craigslist trial



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The convicted shooter in the Craigslist murder trial in Tacoma was expected to testify Tuesday in the case of the fourth and final defendant. Instead, Kiyoshi Higashi refused in a profanity-filled tirade.

KIRO-FM reports ( ) Higashi said he was in court for his fans.

Higashi was convicted earlier this year and sentenced to more than 100 years in prison as the one who shot Jim Sanders in a 2010 robbery when a group of four went to his home pretending to buy a ring advertised on Craigslist. Two others also have been convicted.

Clabon Berniard is now on trial, charged with robbery and murder. He says he was not inside the home when the crime took place. His trial continues in Pierce County Superior Court.


Information from: KIRO-FM,