Man sentenced to life in prison for 1980 King County murders could be paroled in July

Survivors of the armed robbery and families of the victims are now asking Gov. Jay Inslee to block Timothy Pauley’s release.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In 1981 prosecutors told Maggie Dowell she would never have to worry about Timothy Pauley getting out of prison.

“I believed them,” said Dowell.

But Pauley could be paroled, as soon as July 2, based on a decision by the state’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board.

“I can’t sleep,” said Dowell, “I wake up every couple of hours seeing this man.”

Dowell said prosecutors assured her Pauley would never be set free after receiving a life sentence

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