2 Men Charged With Murder

SEATTLE - Two men were charged yesterday in connection with the robbery and murder of a Federal Way man two weeks ago.

The suspects, Aljeron Latroy Pleasant, 20, of Bellevue, and Lonnie William Jones, 18, of Kent, were charged by the King County Prosecutor's Office with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and two counts of robbery.

If convicted of the most serious charge, Pleasant and Jones could receive at least 20 years in prison.

On Sept. 20, the defendants allegedly burst into the home of Alonzo Buckner, Jr. and demanded money, according to court documents. When Buckner panicked and tried to escape, Jones is alleged to have shot him in the chest, killing him. Jones then allegedly pointed a gun in the face of Buckner's wife before robbing her.

The two men escaped in a car. Neither man has been apprehended.