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case dismissed: man charged with fridley teen's killing leaves jail


a 20-year-old man scheduled to go on trial monday for fatally shooting a teenager on a fridley street walked out of jail a free man after prosecutors dropped the murder charge.zakariya h. ahmed, of robbinsdale, had been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old mohannad abdul hafiz abukhdeir on july 17 outside the teen’s home.ahmed was arrested that week and remained in jail for more than six months until the anoka county attorney’s office filed the dismissal “without prejudice,” meaning prosecutors retain the right to charge him again.“of course he was shocked” upon release, said defense attorney elliott nickell, who was at the jail with his client’s family and friends when ahmed was set free. “he has spent almost seven months in jail for something he d






2 suspects in custody in weekend shooting death in fridley


fridley, minn. — two suspects are in custody in a homicide in fridley.the anoka county sheriff's office says the 35- and 44-year-old males are suspects in the saturday night shooting death of a man at a fridley residence.the suspects fled the scene but were later arrested in minneapolis by personnel from the sheriff's office, minneapolis police and the fbi fugitive task force.authorities identified the victim as 54-year-old james chapman, of minneapolis. they say he was visiting someone in fridley when he was killed. a motive wasn't immediately determined.






woman killed in fridley home, body abandoned in car; companion jailed, accused o


a man is jailed on suspicion of murder after a woman was killed in a fridley home and her body abandoned in a car in neighboring columbia heights, authorities said wednesday.the 34-year-old suspect was stopped by officers early tuesday night in a vehicle on westbound interstate 694 near east river road, not far from where the domestic killing allegedly occurred.arrested at the same time was the man’s brother, who’s accused of aiding an offender after the fact. both are in the anoka county jail pending charges. the star tribune generally does not identify suspects before they have been charged.the victim was identified as linda pa vue, 29, of st. paul. she “had significant injuries,” sheriff’s cmdr. paul sommer said in a statement. autopsy results addressing further details about her death






man accused of killing skokie teen in 1992 tells judge he wants to represent sel


a 75-year-old man charged in the 1992 killing of a teenage boy in a north suburban forest preserve told a judge wednesday that he wants to act as his own attorney in the case.robert serritella, formerly of park ridge, is charged with first-degree murder in the january 1992 strangulation of 15-year-old david chereck of skokie. serritella was arrested in los angeles in july 2014 following a long-term joint investigation by the cold case units of the cook county state’s attorney’s office and the cook county sheriff’s office.cook county circuit court judge lauren edidin at the skokie courthouse on wednesday gave serritella’s two private defense attorneys permission to withdraw from the case, and serritella told the judge he wants to represent himself as the case moves toward trial.“this is a s






teen charged with murder to have preliminary hearing


phoenix (ap) — a 14-year-old boy accused of killing a woman in eastern arizona will have a preliminary hearing wednesday.the teen has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and burglary.the boy was charged last week in the killing of terrilynne collins. collins was found dead in her residence in concho, a small community located 158 miles (254 kilometers) northeast of phoenix.phoenix-area lawyer ernest collins jr. says he wants the teen charged as an adult. collins says his wife was shot in the forehead.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the apache county attorney’s office filed charges last week stating the boy had a handgun, knife and hockey stick during the attack.collins said he was on the phone with his wife when she was killed during a struggle.






14-year-old charged with killing dad won't be tried as adult


hamilton, ohio — a judge has ruled the case of a 14-year-old ohio girl charged with killing her father will remain in juvenile court.the butler county judge on monday said the case is serious, but that she considered the girl's age and lack of a prior record.the girl's attorney says they are pleased with the ruling. a message seeking comment was left at the prosecutor's office. prosecutors had sought to try the teen as an adult.the girl was arrested feb. 23 arrest on an aggravated murder charge. she told a 911 operator she shot her father.police say 71-year-old james allen ponder was shot in the face. authorities allege she loaded the gun with the intent to kill.the associated press generally doesn't name juveniles charged with crimes.






teen pleads not guilty to killing arizona woman


phoenix (ap) — a 14-year-old boy accused of killing a woman in eastern arizona has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and burglary.the teen was charged last week in the killing of terrilynne collins. collins was found dead in her residence in concho, a small community located 158 miles (254 kilometers) northeast of phoenix.phoenix-area lawyer ernest collins jr. says he wants the teen charged as an adult. collins says his wife was shot in the forehead.the apache county attorney’s office filed charges last week stating the boy had a handgun, knife and hockey stick during the attack.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.collins said he was on the phone with his wife when she was killed during a struggle.the boy has been assigned a temporary attorney for






state supreme court rules teen cannot be tried by jury in endia martin's killing


the teen girl charged with killing 14-year-old endia martin in 2014 is not entitled by law to a jury trial in juvenile court, the illinois supreme court ruled thursday.attorneys for the shooting suspect, who was 14 at the time of endia’s fatal shooting, had requested that a jury decide her fate.under illinois law, though, only juvenile defendants with repeated or violent criminal histories can be eligible for jury trials. the teen charged in endia’s killing had no previous convictions.the cook county state’s attorney’s office had filed the appeal after judge stuart katz, assigned to the juvenile court case, found part of the illinois law unconstitutional in granting a jury trial for the teen last year.in its 6-to-1 ruling thursday, the state supreme court disagreed, noting in an opinion wr






two arrested after fridley shooting kills one


two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting saturday night in fridley, authorities said.just before 9 p.m., fridley police were called to the 1300 block of osborne road ne. on a report of shots fired, with one male victim inside the residence. when officers arrived, two male suspects had fled in a silver vehicle.officers found the victim, 54-year-old james lamont chapman of minneapolis, inside the home and pronounced him dead.chapman was visiting one of the residents of the home but didn't live there. one of the two suspects was an acquaintance of the home's occupants, authorities said. the motive for the killing is unknown at this point, but the investigation is ongoing, said a statement from the office of anoka county sheriff james stuart.the two suspects were arrested






teen charged with murder in arizona woman’s slaying


phoenix (ap) — a 14-year-old boy accused of killing a woman in eastern arizona has been formally charged in connection with the attack.the teen was charged with burglary and first-degree murder in the killing of terrilynne collins. collins was found dead in her residence in concho, a small community located 158 miles (254 kilometers) northeast of phoenix. he remains jailed in navajo county.the apache county attorney’s office filed complaint charges wednesday stating the boy had a handgun, knife and hockey stick during the attack.phoenix-area lawyer ernest collins jr. said he was on the phone with his wife when she was killed during a struggle.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.authorities say they took the teen into custody without incident wednesday evening.the boy






two charged in fridley shooting death described as drug deal gone bad


two men were charged wednesday in the shooting death on saturday of a man in fridley, an incident that stemmed from a drug deal gone bad, court documents said.johnny earl edwards, 44, of brooklyn center, and bryston markeis hill-turnipseed, 35, are charged in anoka county district court with one count each of second-degree murder. they are being held in the anoka county jail in lieu of $1.5 million and $1 million bail, respectively.edwards allegedly was the shooter who killed james chapman, 54, who had gone to a man’s home on osborne road in fridley to sell hill-turnipseed some marijuana, according to the criminal complaints.chapman was shot once in the upper chest while he, hill-turnipseed and edwards were in a lower-level music room in the home. he was dead when officers arrived.the docu






murder suspect stopped, arrested on north metro interstate


police stopped a murder suspect in a vehicle on a north metro interstate and arrested him, authorities said.the 34-year-old man was stopped near his home in fridley by officers early tuesday night on westbound interstate 694 near east river road.he's being held in anoka county on suspicion of second-degree murder ahead of his first court appearance, according to the jail log. the star tribune generally does not identify suspects before they have been charged.details about the killing and the man's role have yet to be released by authorities. sheriff's cmdr. paul sommer said wednesday morning that he intends to release information later in the day.the man's criminal history in minnesota includes convictions for illegal drug possession, disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.a






georgia man charged in teen girl's rape avoids prison


macon, ga. — a georgia man will avoid prison after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl he was initially charged with raping.the macon telegraph reports that 21-year-old tremayne octavious driskell jr., of macon, was also charged with child molestation. as part of a plea deal, driskell was sentenced to five years' probation. the molestation charges will be dismissed.according to an arrest warrant, driskell was visiting a home in february 2016 when he went into the girl's bedroom, allegedly forced her to have sex and told her "not to tell anyone because he didn't want to go to jail."prosecutors say the girl didn't tell until a couple of months later.driskell was sentenced as a first offender, must pay a $500 fine and $500 in attorney's fees.






shooting under investigation in fridley


fridley police are investigating a shooting saturday night.the park plaza facebook page posted a status update around 10:15 p.m. that read, "to all residents of park plaza cooperative there has been a shooting in fridley very close to our community. please watch the news. stay in doors [sic] and keep your doors locked. please stay safe."the cooperative is located at 1260 onondaga st. ne. the group's website describes it as a 90-site, resident-owned manufactured home community.fridley police confirmed that they were on the scene of an incident but could not immediately provide details about what they were investigating. check startribune.com for more developments.chao xiong






2nd man charged in deadly lawrence motel shooting


lawrence, kan. (ap) — a second man has been charged with killing one man and wounding two others at a lawrence motel. the lawrence journal-world reports that 19-year-old shawn smith, of kansas city, missouri, appeared thursday via video from jail on a charge of first-degree murder and three other felonies. bond is set at $1 million.authorities say 23-year-old cameron hooks, of lenexa, was killed, two others were hurt and a fourth man was threatened with a gun on sept. 2.lawrence police say smith was arrested sept. 15 in kansas city, missouri, and booked wednesday into the douglas county jail. smith told a judge that he already had an attorney he planned to hire to defend him in the murder case.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a 19-year-old kansas city, kansas, man






georgia man charged in teen girl’s rape avoids prison


macon, ga. (ap) — a georgia man will avoid prison after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl he was initially charged with raping. the macon telegraph reports that 21-year-old tremayne octavious driskell jr., of macon, was also charged with child molestation. as part of a plea deal, driskell was sentenced to five years’ probation. the molestation charges will be dismissed.according to an arrest warrant, driskell was visiting a home in february 2016 when he went into the girl’s bedroom, allegedly forced her to have sex and told her “not to tell anyone because he didn’t want to go to jail.”prosecutors say the girl didn’t tell until a couple of months later.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.driskell was sentenced as a first offender, must pay a $500






judge dismisses case against woman in 1989 kansas killing


kansas city, kan. — a judge has dismissed a kansas murder case against a woman who was arrested last year in the killing of a teenager nearly 30 years ago.wyandotte county prosecutors issued a statement friday announcing the dismissal of the case against 48-year-old carolyn heckert of smithville, missouri. they didn't say why it was dismissed.heckert had been jailed since her arrest last october in connection with the 1989 stabbing death of 18-year-old sarah deleon. deleon's body was found along railroad tracks near interstate 435 in kansas city, kansas.new dna collection and testing technology led police to reopen the case in july 2014.heckert's attorney, john p. o'connor, says she is elated that charge was dropped.






teen's suicide emblematic of problems at new orleans jail


new orleans — fifteen-year-old jaquin (jah-kwahn') thomas was arrested a year ago this month. he was accused of murder and eventually sent to the new orleans jail to await trial.that's where he killed himself last fall and became one of the symbols of how a new jail facility that opened in 2015 failed to solve the old jail's problems of inadequate security and violence.an arrest warrant for the guard who was supposed to be watching thomas says the teen's lifeless body hung motionless from a jail window bar for 90 minutes before anyone noticed.a federal judge has noted the suicide while lamenting slow progress in reforms at the jail. however, he also has expressed confidence in a new director working to improve training and staffing at the lockup.






mother charged with murder of missing minn. teen; remains found in burn pit


a woman was charged tuesday with killing her daughter, weeks after the troubled teenager’s remains were unearthed in a partly burned brush pile on a remote farm in southern missouri.ozark county prosecutor john garrabrant charged rebecca ruud, 39, with first- and second-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse, in the killing of savannah leckie, 16.until last year, the girl lived with her adoptive parents in minnesota.ruud was arrested monday and is being held without bail in ozark county jail.adopted soon after her birth, leckie grew up in minnesota. in 2016 she went to live with ruud, authorities said.ruud reported leckie missing in july, telling authorities the teen ran away because she “blamed herself” for a brush






mother charged with murder of missing minn. teen; remains found in burn pit


a woman was charged tuesday with killing her daughter, weeks after the troubled teenager’s remains were unearthed in a partly burned brush pile on a remote farm in southern missouri.ozark county prosecutor john garrabrant charged rebecca ruud, 39, with first- and second-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse, in the killing of savannah leckie, 16. the girl lived all of her life, until last year, with her adoptive parents in minnesota.ruud was arrested monday and is being held without bail in ozark county jail.adopted soon after her birth, leckie grew up in minnesota. in 2016 she went to live with ruud, authorities said.ruud reported leckie missing in july, telling authorities the teen ran away because she “blamed he






two arrested after fridley shooting kills one


two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting saturday night in fridley, authorities said.just before 9 p.m., fridley police were called to the 1300 block of osborne road ne. on a report of shots fired, with one male victim inside the residence. when officers arrived, two male suspects had fled in a silver vehicle.officers found the victim, 54-year-old james lamont chapman of minneapolis, dead inside the home.chapman was visiting one of the residents of the home but didn’t live there. one of the two suspects was an acquaintance of the home’s occupants, authorities said.the two suspects were arrested in minneapolis by the anoka county sheriff’s office, minneapolis police and the fbi fugitive task force.the star tribune does not generally name suspects who have not been char






6 teenage inmates charged with rioting at juvenile jail


cleveland (ap) — six teenagers have been charged in what authorities believe was a planned riot at a juvenile jail in cleveland.cuyahoga county prosecutor michael o’malley said thursday that the inmates, ages 14 and 15, are charged with aggravated rioting, inciting violence, vandalism and disorderly conduct. one is also being charged with aggravated menacing for threatening to stab a swat officer with shards of glass, and at least two are charged with attempted escape.the disturbance at the cuyahoga county juvenile detention center on jan. 8 left a sheriff’s officer and a juvenile inmate injured with cuts.o’malley says surveillance video appears to show one teen signaling the others to begin rioting. the cost of the damage to the facility was estimated at $200,000.most read storiessale! sa






judge: boy charged in woman's slaying competent for trial


urbana, ohio — a juvenile court judge says a 14-year-old ohio boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend is competent to stand trial.the teen is charged as a juvenile with aggravated murder and murder in the april 6 slaying of 40-year-old heidi fay taylor. the boy told a 911 dispatcher an alternate personality stabbed and shot taylor at the home she shared with him and his father in mad river township, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of columbus.a champaign county judge made the ruling thursday. the boy's attorney said friday the teen has mental health issues but the defense didn't object to the ruling.the judge hasn't yet decided the prosecutor's request to transfer the case to adult court.the associated press generally doesn't identify juveniles charged with crimes.






killing of muslim teen in virginia not being investigated as a hate crime, polic


the death of a virginia teenager who police say was attacked near a mosque in the sterling area is not being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said monday.on sunday, police found the girl's remains after the mosque had reporting her missing and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case.relatives identified the girl as nabra hassanen of reston. prosecutors said nabra was 16 years old, but police had initially said she was 17.fairfax county police identified the man charged with murder in her death as darwin martinez torres of sterling.on sunday night as family and friends gathered, sawsan gazzar the teenager's 's mother, said, "pray for me that i can handle this. . . . i lost my daughter, my first reason for happiness."torres was held without bond fo






teen’s suicide emblematic of problems at new orleans jail


new orleans (ap) — fifteen-year-old jaquin (jah-kwahn’) thomas was arrested a year ago this month. he was accused of murder and eventually sent to the new orleans jail to await trial.that’s where he killed himself last fall and became one of the symbols of how a new jail facility that opened in 2015 failed to solve the old jail’s problems of inadequate security and violence.an arrest warrant for the guard who was supposed to be watching thomas says the teen’s lifeless body hung motionless from a jail window bar for 90 minutes before anyone noticed.a federal judge has noted the suicide while lamenting slow progress in reforms at the jail. however, he also has expressed confidence in a new director working to improve training and staffing at the lockup.most read storiesunlimited digital acce






mother charged with murder of missing minn. teen; remains found in burn pit


the biological mother of a missing 16-year-old minnesota teen has been charged with murder after her remains were found in a burn pit in southern missouri.ozark county prosecutor john garrabrant said rebecca ruud was charged tuesday with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of savannah leckie, who had gone to live with her mother in missouri.leckie was reported missing in july and her remains were verified monday.ruud is now in jail, according to authorities.ozark county sheriff darrin reed said monday that dental records from minnesota helped confirm that the skeletal remains belong to leckie, who had been missing from the 81-acre farm home where she had been living for 11 months with ruud. the remains turned up about 1,200 feet from the home during a search on aug. 4.“from info






trial of chicopee man charged in teen’s death set to start


springfield, mass. (ap) — the manslaughter trial of a massachusetts man charged with shooting and killing a teenager he thought was trying to break into his home is set to begin.jury selection in the trial of 44-year-old jeffrey lovell, of chicopee, is scheduled to start wednesday in hampden superior court in springfield.lovell is charged with killing 15-year-old dylan francisco in july 2016.prosecutors say the teen and a friend confused lovell’s home with a nearby friend’s home. prosecutors say francisco was banging on the door and yelling the friend’s name, which he would not do in a burglary.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.investigators say lovell fired a shot through the door when francisco broke one of its glass panes.lovell’s attorney says his client’s daughter






father charged with raping, killing infant daughter


clarksville, tenn. — police in tennessee have charged a father with raping and killing his infant daughter.a statement from the clarksville police department says 22-year-old christopher paul conway was arrested wednesday morning and charged with homicide and aggravated rape of the 9-month-old girl. the statement says a cord was wrapped around the baby's neck and caused her death.police said they originally responded to the child's home tuesday morning after a caller told them that cpr was in progress. the girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.authorities say an investigation of the death led to the arrest of conway, who is being held in the montgomery county jail. online jail records don't indicate whether conway has an attorney.police said no further details were be






charges dropped against former colorado sheriff’s supervisor


colorado springs, colo. (ap) — a judge has dismissed the case against a former colorado sheriff’s supervisor charged in a wide-ranging corruption case.former el paso county sheriff’s commander juan “john” san agustin was indicted in may 2016 after a probe by the colorado bureau of investigation. he was accused of coercing a woman who was involved in a domestic dispute with a deputy to recant her story. former sheriff terry maketa and former undersheriff paula presley have also been charged the case.the gazette reports that a judge dismissed the case against san agustin monday less than a month before he was set to go on trial.a jury deadlocked on some of the charges against maketa in june. he scheduled to be re-tried jan. 23.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.presley






sarah deleon case: charges dropped against woman in kansas teen's 1989 slaying


kansas city, kan. -- a judge has dismissed a kansas murder case against a woman who was arrested last year in the killing of a teenager nearly 30 years ago. kctv5wyandotte county prosecutors issued a statement friday announcing the dismissal of the case against 48-year-old carolyn heckert of smithville, missouri. wyandotte county judge aaron roberts dismissed the case after a preliminary hearing friday, ruling there wasn’t enough evidence to tie her to the crime, reports cbs affiliate kctv.heckert, a former realtor, had been jailed since her arrest last october in connection with the 1989 death of 18-year-old sarah deleon. deleon’s body was found with head trauma and multiple stab wounds along railroad tracks near interstate 435 in kansas city, kansas.new dna collection and testing technol






south carolina man suing after spending 2 years in jail


charleston, s.c. — a south carolina man is suing police after he spent two years in jail for a killing that evidence shows he did not commit.the post and courier of charleston reported 49-year-old eugene wright of north charleston has sued the city's police department and four officers accusing them of a shoddy investigation that brought public ridicule and damaged his reputation.police charged wright with throwing his 1-year-old daughter to the floor in 2014, killing her.wright could not afford bail and was in jail for 25 months before authorities recovered cellphone records that proved his alibi.the child's baby sitter is now charged in the death.north charleston city attorney sandy senn defended the arrest, saying recent technology improvements allowed investigators to determine wright






trial delayed for man charged in virginia teen’s killing


christiansburg, va. (ap) — the trial of a former virginia tech student charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old girl has been postponed.david eisenhauer, of columbia, maryland, was scheduled to stand trial next month in the 2016 killing of nicole lovell of blacksburg.the roanoke times reports that a judge on wednesday granted a request from eisenhauer’s lawyers to put off the trial for several months.his defense team won a delay after one of his lawyers said during a court hearing wednesday that forensic experts need time to review raw data from at least 17 phones, computers and other electronic devices in the case.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.natalie keepers, of laurel, maryland, also a former virginia tech student, is charged with being an accessory.






third l.a. county probation officer charged with beating teen inmates at sylmar


a third los angeles county probation official has been charged with beating teenage inmates inside a sylmar juvenile hall last year, prosecutors said.deputy probation officer carlos portillo pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault under color of authority on monday in connection with a pair of clashes at the barry j. nidorf juvenile hall in 2016, according to the los angeles county district attorney’s office. one of the incidents was captured on video and leaked last year to a local blog, prompting an internal investigation of other potential assaults at the jail.portillo, 39, faces up to four years and four months in prison if convicted, prosecutors said.portillo and another probation officer are accused of pummeling a 17-year-old inmate at the behest of a supervisor in april 2016. su






cross-border slaying: can dead teen's family sue us agent?


new orleans — a federal appeals court was set to hear arguments wednesday over whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in u.s. courts for shooting across the border and killing a mexican teenager in 2010.the case is again before the 5th u.s. circuit court in new orleans. that court sided with agent jesus mesa in 2015 but was told to take another look at constitutional issues in the case by the u.s. supreme court.mesa was on the texas side of the mexican border when he shot 15-year-old sergio adrian hernandez guereca in june 2010. exactly what happened has been in dispute, including whether the teen was throwing rocks.among issues in the case are whether the teen, a mexican on mexican soil, could claim violation of rights to due process under the fifth amendment and the right of "






cross-border slaying: can dead teen’s family sue us agent?


new orleans (ap) — a federal appeals court was set to hear arguments wednesday over whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in u.s. courts for shooting across the border and killing a mexican teenager in 2010.the case is again before the 5th u.s. circuit court in new orleans. that court sided with agent jesus mesa in 2015 but was told to take another look at constitutional issues in the case by the u.s. supreme court.mesa was on the texas side of the mexican border when he shot 15-year-old sergio adrian hernandez guereca in june 2010. exactly what happened has been in dispute, including whether the teen was throwing rocks.among issues in the case are whether the teen, a mexican on mexican soil, could claim violation of rights to due process under the fifth amendment and the right






civil case against man charged in nau shooting dismissed


flagstaff, ariz. (ap) — a civil lawsuit filed against a man charged in a fatal shooting at northern arizona university has been settled.one student was killed and three others injured in the 2015 shooting on the flagstaff campus.attorneys for three of the victims had accused steven jones and his parents of negligence. the lawsuit in coconino county superior court sought damages to be determined at a jury trial.court documents show the case recently was dismissed after the parties reached a settlement. attorneys on both sides said this week that the terms are confidential.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.court documents say each side is responsible for its own attorneys’ fees. the case cannot be refiled.jones is scheduled to be retried on the criminal charges in mar






will clint dempsey ever play soccer again?


with mls teams scheduled to start training for the upcoming season later this month, much has been written about the health of clint dempsey. as many of you might recall, the sounders’ designated player and u.s. international star was briefly sidelined in august with an irregular heartbeat, then began training and was shut down altogether in september due to a reoccurrence of the same symptoms.  while the sounders went on to win the mls cup in december without their star forward, dempsey publicly remains an integral part of seattle’s plans in 2017.seattle’s president of soccer garth lagerwey said late last week “we are going to do our best to get him ready to play in a safe manner, and if it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, then we’ll be patient and wait as long as it takes.”  bruce aren