Seattle parks worker pleads not guilty in shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle parks employee accused of shooting and wounding one co-worker and threatening another pleaded not guilty to assault charges.

Carolyn Piksa was charged with first-degree assault in the March 8 wounding of 65-year-old Bill Keller at a parks maintenance building. She was in King County Superior Court Monday.

KOMO reports (http://is.gd/4buFkm ) her lawyer, John Henry Browne, says a psychological evaluation is clearly warranted.

Prosecutors say Piksa also brandished a gun at a female co-worker. She was charged with second-degree assault in that incident.

Keller is still in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center after being shot in the chest.

Piksa is being held on $1 million bail.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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