Judge rules on DNA evidence in hearing for man accused in 1989 murder of Mandy Stavik

An attorney for Timothy Forrest Bass, the Everson man accused in the 1989 murder of 18-year-old Amanda “Mandy” Stavik of Acme, tried to suppress key DNA evidence at a Whatcom County court hearing.
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An attorney for Timothy Forrest Bass, the Everson man accused in the 1989 murder of 18-year-old Amanda “Mandy” Stavik of Acme, tried to suppress key DNA evidence at a Whatcom County court hearing.

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Reporter Denver Pratt joined The Bellingham Herald in 2017 and covers courts and criminal and social justice. She has worked in Montana, Florida and Virginia.