Housley to be sentenced Friday in killing of his Panther Lake parents

Vincent Housley stares out into the gallery as he is escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff in an earlier court hearing Feb. 18.

Vincent Housley stares out into the gallery as he is escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff in an earlier court hearing Feb. 18.

Vincent Wayne Housley, who pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to charges of killing his parents in their Panther Lake home after an argument with them about his drug use, is scheduled for sentencing Friday at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Housley, 43, is slated to go before Judge Andrea Darvas at 10 a.m. Friday in Courtroom 4H. King County deputy prosecutor John Castleton has recommended a sentence of 55 years in prison for Housley. Housley faces a minimum 44 years in prison.

Housley pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 1 slaying of his father and mother, Joe and Karen Housley, in their home in unincorporated Kent. Housley told police he was high on cocaine when he committed the act.


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