Kamran Cohee, 32, was shot and killed Saturday, after courtroom paperwork say her boyfriend tried to steal a political signal.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A lady is charged with second-degree homicide after a deadly confrontation over a political sign in Skagit County.
Angela Conijn, 55, is charged within the dying of Kamran Cohee, 32, outdoors Conijn’s residence within the Huge Lake space, simply east of Mount Vernon.
At Conijn’s first courtroom look Wednesday, her legal professional mentioned the capturing was in self-defense, however the sufferer’s boyfriend denies that declare.
“I can’t imagine that is occurring, I simply need to get up from this nightmare,” mentioned Joshua Tryon.
Tryon mentioned he and Cohee have been driving residence after sledding Saturday, once they pulled off on Huge Lake Highway in Mount Vernon, to let some air out of their tires to assist navigate the snow.
Tryon admits he noticed a “Loren Culp for Governor” signal and grabbed it.
“I feel I threw it behind my truck, and I hopped again in my truck,” he mentioned.
In line with courtroom paperwork, Conijn and her husband, John, noticed Tryon take the signal and confronted the couple.
“I ought to have left at that second, however adrenaline was speeding,” Tryon admitted.
Particulars on how the struggle escalated are sketchy, however sooner or later, Tryon and Cohee each acquired out of the automotive and the struggle continued. Conijn allegedly acquired a gun and fired, killing Cohee.
“It by no means wanted to come back to a gun. I didn’t have a weapon, me and him have been simply combating,” Tryon mentioned.
Conijn was carrying a sling on her arm at Wednesday’s courtroom look. Her legal professional argued that she be launched with out bail.
“Your Honor, it is a case of self-defense and protection of others. That is an absolute protection to the fees which can be contained inside there,” mentioned legal professional Brett Purtzer in Skagit County Courtroom.
In response, Deputy Prosecuting Lawyer Brandon Platter instructed the decide, “By each accounts, the assault had primarily stopped by the point Ms. Conijn fired the weapon.”
Tryon believes there’s no case for self-defense.
“He noticed me pull his signal… the Loren Culp signal. There’s no approach that is self-defense. The proof will show that. Kamran was shot in entrance of the truck; we have been nowhere close to their home,” he mentioned.
Tryon mentioned he carries the burden of what occurred.
“I’ve a number of guilt as a result of I’m the one which finally stopped to get that signal, over one thing foolish, you understand, and my girlfriend misplaced her life due to it,” he mentioned.
Conijn’s bail was initially set at $500,000 however on the listening to, the decide diminished it to $250,000.
The decide additionally ordered that if she posts bail, all firearms, ammunition and weapons be faraway from her residence.
Her subsequent courtroom look is scheduled for Feb. 24, 2021.