Francisco Calderon Seattle repeat offender w/ 74 prior convictions arrested after throwing coffee on baby 48 hours after release from 8 month jail stint for previous assault.
A Seattle man has been arrested after allegedly throwing coffee on a baby — just two days after he’d been released from jail after serving eight months for randomly punching a man on the street.
Francisco Calderon was booked and taken into custody after having a history of 74 prior convictions, with 14 of those convictions – assault charges Q13 Fox reported.
On the day of his arrest this weekend, Calderon was alleged to be behaving erratically prior to the attack near Seattle’s Westlake Park. Upon Calderon throwing hot liquid on the child, witnesses said the baby’s father tackled the suspect and held him down until police arrived.
KOMO reported reported Calderon being held on a misdemeanor charge, not on a felony charge of assaulting a child as previously believed.
‘Mr. Calderon is being released without conditions on the felony charge,’ King County District Court Judge Anne Harper said. ‘He has been filed in Seattle Municipal Court on a misdemeanor charge … he remains detained but not on the felony. That is by decision of King County Prosecutor’s Office and Seattle City Attorney.’
Calderon received a yearlong jail sentence for his previous attack after Municipal Court Judge Ed McKenna rejected a plea deal agreed to by the prosecutor and public defender that would have sentenced Calderon to 30 days in jail and a treatment program.
After that case, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Director of Public Defense Anita Khandwlwal called for McKenna’s resignation, citing ‘our shared concern that you are disregarding your duty to act with impartiality and integrity.’
McKenna declined to step down, writing in response, ‘I was elected to this position by my peers and enjoy continued support from the bench. The court, as the judicial branch of City government, is a separate branch and independently elected and should act free of outside influence. An independent, fair and impartial judiciary is imperative to preserving principles of justice and rule of law.’