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Lakewood man accused in wife’s death to make court appearance today

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 18, 2010 at 9:03 am |
March 18, 2010 9:05 am

A 42-year-old Lakewood man suspected of fatally shooting his wife Wednesday evening at a Federal Way church will make his first court appearance this afternoon.

He’s scheduled for a bail hearing in Seattle at 2:30 p.m., said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s Office. The man was booked into King County Jail on Wednesday night on suspicion of murder.

Federal Way police have said the man fatally shot his 38-year-old wife during a marital counseling session at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St., in Federal Way.

The man then went outside and called 911. He was arrested without incident. The counselor also called police, Federal Way police report.

The wife, who’s not been identified, was taken to Harborview Medical Center and died of her injuries.

It’s not known if the couple were members of the church or if there was a documented history of domestic violence.

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