Father of high school shooter in Washington state found guilty of gun charges
SEATTLE — A federal jury has found a Washington state man guilty of illegally owning firearms, including the handgun his son used to kill four of his friends and himself last year in a high school cafeteria.
Raymond Fryberg was convicted Tuesday of six counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was the subject of a 2002 domestic violence protection order that prohibited from having firearms.
The jury rejected Fryberg’s claim that he didn’t know about the protection order and therefore didn’t know he couldn’t have guns.
Fryberg didn’t testify and his lawyers didn’t call any witnesses during the three-day trial in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
Fryberg’s son, 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire Oct. 24 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle.