Shalin Alltus and her boyfriend Parker Bachtold would shoot and kill her uncle in Washington State. According to court documents Shalin Alltus and Parker Bachtold were staying on her uncle’s property and believed that the uncle was trying to end their relationship so they decided to kill him. After shooting the victim the teen killers would flee the property. Shalin Alltus and Parker Bachtold were both convicted of the murder and sentenced to thirty eight years in prison.
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A five-day trial didn’t reveal why two teenagers shot and killed 39-year-old Patrick Alltus at his Riverside home on Sept. 30, 2014.
But an Okanogan County jury was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that his niece, Shalin E. Alltus, was just as guilty as Parker Bachtold.
Alltus was sentenced in Okanogan County Superior Court to 38 years and four months in prison on Tuesday, after a jury found her guilty Monday of first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft of a firearm and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
At sentencing, defense lawyer Kelly Seago told the judge that Shalin Alltus had been raped and kidnapped at age 13, and that past and family issues should be considered before sentencing, the lawyer said. Seago also accused Patrick Alltus of sexual misconduct with his niece, and said she was too afraid to reveal that relationship to police.
“He’s the one person I had that I loved,” Shalin Alltus told the judge before she was sentenced. “I was very scared to explain the relationship with my uncle because I don’t want him to be seen as a bad guy,” she said, adding, “I just want you to know I never would have wanted this to happen.”
Judge Henry Rawson told her that she had ample opportunity to tell her story — to a State Patrol trooper who stopped them after they fled the murder, to a motel manager in Oregon, or to Bachtold’s parents before her arrest.
The jury found her not guilty of a special finding sought by the prosecutor that the murder was aggravated. For that special finding, the jury would have had to find that the murder was committed in the furtherance or flight from a robbery or burglary.
They deliberated for about four and a half hours.
Bachtold pleaded guilty to the same crimes earlier this month and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Now both 18, Alltus and Bachtold were 16 years old when Patrick Alltus was discovered dead a few days after the killing.
During Alltus’ trial, no clear motive was revealed. But Alltus testified under questioning that she had twice had sex with Bachtold, and that her uncle did not allow them to sleep together.
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Shalin Alltus is currently incarcerated at the Washington Corrections Center For Women in Washington State.
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Parker Bachtold is currently incarcerated at the Clalam Bay Correctional Center in Washington State