MARCH 10, 1997
Schrader sentenced in Bothell trestle death
Brian Schrader, 19, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the second degree murder of Michael Schuerhoff. Schrader was convicted of pushing Schuerhoff from a Bothell railroad trestle into the Sammamish River Jan. 2, 1996.
King County Superior Court imposed a sentence of 240 months with the possibility of 15 percent reduction of sentence for good behavior. Prosecutors had asked for nearly 22 years. Schrader has been given credit for more than 16 months spent in jail.
The court has ordered that the Schuerhoff family be recompensated for funeral and counseling expenses. There will be a hearing April 16 to determine restitution payments.