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Alicia Goemaat pictured here with Derek Lehto. Goemaat has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Lehto's son Drue.

Charges filed in kicking death of West Seattle toddler

A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the family in costs for the victim's funeral

On Oct. 5 the King County Prosecutor’s Office formally filed a charge of second degree murder against West Seattle resident Alicia J. Goemaat following the Sept. 27 death of her boyfriend’s son, Drue. Goemaat was arrested Oct. 1 and subsequently confessed to detectives that she was responsible for the injuries that ultimately resulted in the young child’s death.

According to the charging documents Goemaat, 20, has been living on the 6500 block of California Ave. S., in the Morgan Junction, with her boyfriend Derek Lehto. The two each have young sons of their own, Lehto’s child Drue and Goemaat’s son K.G. (as identified in the charging docs), and were caring for the boys together. According to statements from witnesses and both Goemaat and Lehto the two boys (Drue being 17-months-old and K.G. being 2-years-old) would often fight with each other.

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