‘So old and small and weak’: Family of girl killed in 1986 get first look at accused killer
TACOMA, Wash. – The Bastian family got their first in-person look at the man police say murdered their daughter 32 years ago. On Thursday, Pierce County prosecutors charged Robert Washburn with first-degree murder, claiming he planned the murder of 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian in 1986. Jennifer’s family, including some of her childhood friends, packed the courtroom to look Washburn in the face for themselves.