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Saturday, December 12, 1992 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Northwest Briefly

2 Men Charged With Murder In Everett Woman's Slaying

Times Staff: Times News Services

EVERETT

Two Snohomish County men have been charged with murder in the death of an Everett woman whose body was found last February, seven months after she was reported missing.

James Lee Hale, 29, of Everett, and Harold Eugene Mulholland, 30, of Lynnwood, were ordered held on $250,000 bond Thursday by Everett District Judge Roger Fisher.

They were arrested Wednesday, after they were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kathy Dobson, 24, a single mother of two children who vanished in June 1991. A roommate reported her missing a month later.

Her remains were found Feb. 16 by a roadside.

According to Deputy Prosecutor Ken Cowsert, an informant said Hale and Mulholland both told him of their involvement in the killing, and that Hale bragged he had been well paid by drug traffickers for Dobson's death.

According to court papers, Mulholland told the informant Dobson was "a snitch."

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