Defense rests in fatal north Seattle traffic shooting

Dec 9, 2014, 11:46 AM | Updated: 12:15 pm

The defense has rested its case in the murder trial of a man charged with shooting another motorist at a north Seattle traffic signal.

In two-plus days of testimony, Dinh Bowman did not waver from his claim that he shot and killed Yancy Noll in self-defense, claiming Noll was the aggressor in a case of road rage on I-5.

“So, in order to make this perfectly clear, you did intend to shoot Mr. Noll?” asked defense attorney John Henry Browne.

“Uh, I did,” Bowman responded Tuesday morning.

Bowman shot Noll four times in the head while the two were stopped at a traffic signal in the Roosevelt neighborhood in August 2012.

Bowman used a 9mm Glock handgun but testified he also owned a revolver, which does not eject shell casings.

“If I had thought about something like that, and said I didn’t want to leave evidence, I think you would be a fool to choose anything but a revolver,” Bowman testified to a King County Superior Court jury. He was the only witness for the defense.

The prosecutor claims Bowman did plan the killing, studying manuals downloaded to his computer about murder and how to get away with it. He’s charged with first degree murder.

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Defense rests in fatal north Seattle traffic shooting