When she could not provide any, Wilson drew the pistol, pointed it at her and pulled the trigger; the gun didn’t fire, but Wilson told her he’d kill her with the next try.Wilson was extremely drunk and high during the killings and assault.This tectonic time bomb is alarmingly similar to Tohoku, capable of generating a megathrust earthquake at or above magnitude 9, and about as close to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver as the Tohoku fault is to Japan’s coast.Decades of geological sleuthing recently established that although it appears quiet, this fault has ripped open again and again, sending vast earthquakes throughout the Pacific Northwest and tsunamis that reach across the Pacific.He appears to have been sent to a boarding school, a practice widely viewed as destructive to native youths and tribal communities. He remains in King County Jail pending his transfer to prison.Washington state law allows Department of Corrections officials to hold sexual offenders like Wilson until they're deemed suitable for release.If released, he will also be placed on federal supervision for his earlier crimes.reporter Levi Pulkkinen can be reached at 206-448-8348 [email protected]
Power lines rip loose in a shower of blue and yellow sparks, falling to the ground where they writhe like snakes, snapping and biting. Cornices fall, brick walls crack, plate glass shatters.Just over one year ago, a magnitude-9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, triggering one of the most destructive tsunamis in a thousand years.The Japanese—the most earthquake-prepared, seismically savvy people on the planet—were caught off-guard by the Tohoku quake’s savage power. Now scientists are calling attention to a dangerous area on the opposite side of the Ring of Fire, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs parallel to the Pacific coast of North America, from northern California to Vancouver Island.Sentenced to 24 years in federal prison, Wilson was released Sept.19, 2008, nearly 17 years to the day after he killed the couple.