Parks employee pleads not guilty in Green Lake shooting

Parks employee pleads not guilty in Green Lake shooting

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Parks employee pleads not guilty in Green Lake shooting

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 25 at 1:51 PM

Carolyn Piksa pleaded not guilty to assault charges at an arraignment at the King County Courthouse Monday morning.

Well-known defense attorney John Henry Browne is representing Piksa. Browne also is the lawyer for Sgt. Robert Bales and "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore.

Piksa, 46, is accused of shooting and wounding co-worker Bill Keller earlier this month.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation employee is charged with assault in the first degree for the alleged shooting and wounding of a co-worker on March 9th, as well as assault in the second degree for supposedly threatening another coworker with a gun.

She is being held in jail on $1 million bail.

Browne said his team's priority is getting a mental health evaluation for Piksa.

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