Murder, Rape and Robbery in Everett, WA

December 4, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter


Kenny J. Tate made his first appearance before a judge Friday afternoon via video hookup from the Snohomish County jail.

Editor’s Update 3:30 PM: A bail hearing was held today for Kenny J. Tate in front of Everett District Court Judge Tam Bui. Tate was represented by an attorney and will be held in the Snohomish County Jail without bail through the weekend and will have another bail hearing Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 PM. The hearing room was filled with friends and family of the victim, identified as Daniel B. Dubeau, 30 of Everett. Family members became visibly upset during the hearing. has obtained the probable cause documents filed by the Everett Police Department but due to the graphic nature of the descriptions will not be presenting them here as formal charges have not yet been filed. The Snohomish County Prosecutor could file an aggravated murder charge in this case but the Prosecutor handling today’s bail hearing told that a full review of all the circumstances in the case will have to be undertaken and it is far too early in the process for any such speculation.

Editor’s Update 9:00 AM: The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the 30-year-old man found dead in the 6900 block of Beverly Lane in Everett, WA on December 2, 2015. The decedent is Daniel B. Dubeau of Everett, WA.  The cause and manner of death are pending investigation.


Everett Police were posted in front of this home on Beverly Lane most of the day Thursday.

An Everett man is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon after being arrested yesterday by Everett Police. Shortly after 5:00PM the man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for 1st degree murder (domestic violence – weapon), 1st degree Rape (domestic violence – sodomy) and 1st degree robbery with a weapon. The incident is believed to have happened at a house on Beverly Lane in central Everett.

Here is the official press release provided by Everett Police this morning.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit booked a male into jail for murder after investigating a suspicious death.

40 year-old Kenny J. Tate of Everett has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for murder 1st degree, rape 1st degree and robbery 1st degree.

At about 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, officers responded to a reported death in the 6900 block of Beverly Ln. The location is a transitional home where alcohol and drugs are prohibited.

Arriving officers found a deceased white male in his 30’s on the floor in the manager’s room. During the initial investigation drug paraphernalia was found, the death was deemed suspicious and detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were requested.

At about 2:30 am on December 3, 2015, Kenny J. Tate turned himself in at the Everett Police Department South Precinct. He told detectives that he is the House Manager of the transitional home and was attracted to the male victim.

According to Tate, he decided to manipulate the victim with illegal drugs and predetermined he would have forced sexual relations with him. After using drugs, Tate told the victim that they were not free and he was expected to pay with sexual favors. When the victim refused, an altercation occurred during which the victim died and was later found with a belt around his neck.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the body to establish cause and manner of death as well as identity. Multiple search warrants will be served to further the investigation. The owner of the transitional home found the deceased and called 911.


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