Cu Van Truong sentenced to 50 years in prison for White Center Bakery murder
The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Cu Van Truong was sentenced to 50 years in prison last Friday (Aug. 23) by Judge Katherine Shaffer for the 2011 murder of Jason Saechao in front of the Seattle Roll Bakery in White Center (read our previous coverage here).
Truong was convicted of Murder in the First Degree with a Firearm Enhancement and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree due to the fact he was convicted felon at the time of the murder.
The shooting happened after an argument on Dec. 28, 2011 in front of the Seattle Roll Bakery Shop in the 9800 block of 16th Ave SW.
Police at the time said Truong, who was known to both Saechao and an employee, went to the bakery and confronted the victim about an earlier dispute. During the argument the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. Saechao was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that witnesses initially told the police it was a robbery because they feared the suspect would come back and retaliate.
Prosecutors sought an exceptional sentence in this case.