Horrifying Moment Serial Criminal Charged With Murdering Eight Months Pregnant Seattle Restaurant Owner In Horrific Random Attack Looks At Camera And Nods As He Walks By Offender
- Cordell Goosby allegedly fired several shots into a family’s car at a Belltown intersection, killing Eina Kwon, 37, in a random attack
- Her baby died in the shooting on Tuesday and her husband Sung Kwon, 34, was injured but has since been released from hospital
- Goosby was arrested later that day and reportedly repeated the words “I did it.” He was charged with first degree murder and attempted murder
A serial criminal accused of murdering a restaurant owner who was eight months pregnant looked furious and nodded at a camera as he walked down the street.
Cordell Goosby is said to have fired several shots into a family’s car at a Belltown intersection and killed 37-year-old Eina Kwon in a random attack.
Her baby died in the shooting on Tuesday and her husband Sung Kwon, 34, was injured but has since been released from hospital.
Goosby was arrested later that day and reportedly repeated the words “I did it.” He glared at a television camera and nodded as he was put in the back of a police car.
The King County Prosecutor’s Office charged him with first-degree murder and attempted murder over the incident.
Cordell Goosby is accused of murdering a restaurant owner who was eight months pregnant. He looked furious and nodded his head at a camera as he walked down the street
He allegedly fired several shots into a family’s car at a Belltown intersection on Tuesday, killing Eina Kwon, 37 (left) in a random attack
Her baby died in the shooting and her husband Sung Kwon, 34, (right) was injured but has since been released from hospital: Pictured with her husband and two-year-old son Suhjin
He is being held in King County Jail and his bail is set at $10 million.
Police described Eina’s murder as an execution in a King County Superior Court filing and Goosby is accused of approaching the family’s white Tesla as they waited at a red light.
Investigators claimed that surveillance footage shows the suspect fired several times at the driver’s side window without any interaction.
Goosby has not been charged with the baby’s death, as prosecutors have yet to determine if the baby was alive when she was delivered.
Under Washington state law, a person can only be charged with murder for the death of someone who was “born alive.”
Medical records surrounding the baby’s delivery are still being reviewed by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Seattle Police Department and prosecutors to see if additional charges can be brought.
The professional criminal has violated the law on a number of occasions. He’s pictured in mugshot booking images from October and January 2017, respectively
Casey McNerthney, communications director for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, said: “At this point, we have charged the crimes that we believe we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz described the incident as the worst he has seen in 26 years.
He revealed that officers had previously dealt with Goosby over reports of his mental health.
“They know the subject in the past, so they’re very aware of some of the mental health issues he’s had,” he added.
The gun Goosby used to kill Eina and her daughter was stolen from Lakewood, according to the arrest report.
Memorial to pregnant mother and restaurant owner Eina Kwon, 34, who was fatally shot in Seattle, outside her restaurant, Aburiya Bento House
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell issued a statement about the shooting saying, “Our response to this tragedy must be to come together in unity and honor the lives of Eina and the unborn child.”
Investigators are examining the weapon to see if it can be linked to other crimes in the area.
He has a criminal history in Illinois and was previously charged with domestic violence, drug offenses and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
A march was organized to honor Eina on Saturday morning and mourners walked to the Kwon family’s restaurant and held a public meeting.
a GoFundMe page has been set up for the family and $192,000 has been raised so far.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released a statement about the shooting saying, “Times like these are challenging for all of us as we search for answers and try to rationalize the irrational.
Our response to this tragedy must be to come together in unity, honor the lives of Eina and the unborn child, and continue to take action to protect our families and communities from violence.”