One Washington woman is dead and another has been charged with her murder after a fight erupted over a stolen political sign Saturday night..
Kamran Coheey was with a friend when he pulled into the driveway of John and Angela Conijn in Mount Vernon shortly after 5 p.m., according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Front Page Detectives. John then came out of the house to confront the driver, believing the man was coming to steal the sign he had in his years endorsing Loren Culp for Governor.
The Republican gubernatorial nominee lost his race to Democratic incumbent Jay Inslee in November, but the Conijns kept the sign up.
A fight ensured after John started taking photos of the two and punched Coheey's friend in the face through the car window, states the affidavit.
It is unclear exactly what happened next, with John claiming Coheey and the friend chased him to the door of his home and started banging on the door with a wheelbarrow.
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Cohee's friend, who initially claimed he pulled into the driveway to let the air out of his tires, told a different story. He said Cohee had just stepped out of the car when Angelina appeared outside with a gun and fired several times.
Cohee was dead in the driveway before deputies arrived a few minutes later.
Angela is being held on $500,000 bail at the Skagit County Community Justice Center, and on Tuesday she was charged with second-degree murder in Skagit County District Court. The former teacher's aide, who now works as a hair stylist, has no criminal record. Her husband was also charged and released for punching the man who allegedly tried to steal his sign.
Family and friends of Cohee have set up a Go Fund Me page to help with funeral expenses.
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