Community to celebrate Prothero's life on Saturday

Mark Prothero - Reporter file photo
Mark Prothero
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Reporter staff

A celebration of Mark Prothero's life is Saturday at the Kentwood High School Commons, 25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington. The open house is from 1 to 5 p.m.

Prothero – prominent criminal defense attorney, civic leader, community volunteer and coach – died April 19 at his Kent home with family at his side. Prothero, who had waged a two-year battle with lung cancer, was 57.

Prothero is best known as one of the lead defense attorneys in the high-profile case against Ridgway between 2001 and 2003. As co-counsel, Prothero brokered a plea deal that spared Ridgway the death penalty in exchange for the Auburn man confessing to 49 counts of aggravated murder.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be sent to either the or

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