Lawyer Suspended for Having Sex With Murder-Defendant Client

A lawyer who admitted having sexual contact with her murder-defendant client in a jailhouse conference room has agreed to a one-year suspension, the Washington State Bar Association said Monday.

The state Supreme Court must approve the agreement, which includes an additional year of probation, said Judy Berrett, spokeswoman for the association.

A jail officer said he saw public defender Theresa Olson, 43, having sex last August with Sebastian Burns, 26, who is charged with three counts of aggravated first-degree murder.

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