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Seattle University Law Review

COMMENT: The Admissibility of Cell Site Location Information in Washington Courts

Spring, 2013

Seattle University Law Review

36 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1473


Ryan W. Dumm *



The date is January 17, 2008. Two hunters, searching for coyotes, stumble across a frozen, shirtless, and lifeless body on a little-used dirt road near Lawton, Iowa, about ten miles east of Sioux City. 1 It's the body of Zachary Cooper. 2

Two days earlier, Samuel Wright, Jeremy Williams, Nick Perez, Ray Dukes, and three others gathered in Perez's Sioux City apartment. 3 The group decided to purchase some marijuana, and Perez volunteered to contact Zachary Cooper, his source for the drug. 4 Cooper was nervous about dealing to these individuals, but he agreed to meet Perez and Williams to discuss the transaction. 5 Cooper explained that he "wanted to make sure things go straight," and "[i]f things boil down wrong ... he would have to do something to [Williams] and his family"; Williams replied, "[d]ude, don't threaten my . . . family." 6

Cooper arrived at Perez's apartment around 6:30 or 7:00 p.m., but he never returned home. 7 As Cooper entered the apartment, Williams produced a handgun and started punching Cooper in the face. 8 Wright and Williams led Cooper into a car, and they coaxed both Dukes and Perez to join them. 9 They drove the car into rural Woodbury County, where Wright and Williams forced Cooper to kneel down in front of the car and put his hands on the hood. 10 Wright 11 manually loaded a .380 caliber handgun and shot Cooper before passing the gun to Williams, who reloaded the weapon, stood ...
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