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