On February 19, 2016, a Redmond man was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of Cara Neil, 17, that occurred outside a business at 15748 Redmond Way (SoulFood Coffee) on July 18, 2014.
The defendant, Daniel J. Haggart, 26, pled guilty last month to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement. The sentence range was 18 to 26.5 years in prison. Prosecutors recommended a sentence of 22.5 years. The stabbing followed an argument Haggart was having with his girlfriend. When Neil came to the defense of the defendant's girlfriend, Haggart became angry at Neil and stabbed her in the chest.
The sentencing was before King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts at the King County Courthouse. Representatives from the Redmond Police Department attended the sentencing hearing.
Redmond Police Department Press Release, 2/22
Monday, February 22, 2016
Redmond Man Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murder