Seattle Times | Beaten Kirkland man charged with rape

A 31-year-old Kirkland man who lapsed into a coma last month after he was beaten by two men who believed he had raped the wife of one has been charged with second-degree rape. Steven McCanless was hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries after the men beat him with a brick and a rubber mallet at an Issaquah home May 23, according to charging papers filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday.

McCanless was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and was released four days later, a hospital spokeswoman said...

McCanless has prior convictions for second-degree burglary, vehicle theft, obstruction, possession of drug paraphernalia, harassment, theft, vehicle prowl and criminal trespassing, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Cecelia Gregson said in court charging paperwork.

The Seattle Times