Father: State failed to supervise daughter’s alleged killer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The father of a Washington woman who was fatally shot says the state Department of Corrections did nothing when his daughter’s alleged killer failed to show up for court-ordered inpatient drug treatment a week before her slaying.

The Seattle Times reports Zachary Craven is on trial in King County Superior Court on two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the July 15 deaths of his grandmother, Angelika Hayden, and his ex-girlfriend’s best friend, Meagan Smith. Craven also is accused of second-degree assault for allegedly pistol-whipping Hayden’s ex-boyfriend, Robert Luxton, six days before the homicides.

Craven has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Anthony Smith, the father of Meagan Smith, filed a tort claim with the state Department of Enterprise Services on April 30.

The state has 60 days to respond to the claim, which is typically a precursor to a lawsuit.