Sex offender charged in 2008 Redmond Halloween slaying
After moving from her native India, Arpana Jinaga was quick to jump into American culture, say those who knew her. On her first Halloween in Redmond, she played the role of party hostess by opening up her apartment to friends, neighbors and strangers.
On Oct. 31, 2008, the 24-year-old software programmer hosted more than two dozen people who rotated between her apartment and three others, said Redmond police Detective Brian Coats.
Among the people she met that night was a man who, unbeknown to her, was a violent sex offender, Coats said.
Hours later, the same man broke down Jinaga's door, gagged and raped her, and then strangled her, Coats said. The man then poured motor oil he found inside her home and caustic chemicals on her body in an apparent effort to conceal evidence, police said.
On Friday, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced that Emanuel Fair, who also goes by the name Anthony P. Parker, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Jinaga's 2-year-old slaying.
Fair, 27, has been at McNeil Island Correction Center for more than a year, serving time after a third conviction for failing to register as a sex offender. Officials say his earliest release date is February 2012.
Fair served just under three years in prison for having sex with an underage girl in 2003 and 2004. He pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree child rape, a reduced charge, in 2005 after the 15-year-old victim refused to testify, King County prosecutors said.
Fair also has prior convictions for second-degree robbery, unlawful firearms possession and drug possession, according to King County Superior Court records.
There goes the end of the myth that the Sex offenders advocates say every October, there is no documented proof a registered sex offender has ever committed a sex crime, well, now one has!