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Man charged with Auburn woman’s death has 15 domestic violence convictions

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
November 2, 2012 1:13 pm

King County prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.

Scottye Miller remains jailed in lieu of $1 million. He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 15.

Prosecutors allege Miller killed 33-year-old Tricia Patricelli in her Auburn apartment Tuesday,  two weeks after finishing a prison sentence for harassing and threatening Patricelli. She had a no-contact order against Miller, who harassed her for the last four years.

Miller has more than 15 prior convictions for domestic violence dating back to 2002, according to court documents. In addition, women other than Patricelli have filed for protection orders since 2002 to keep Miller away from them.

Miller was arrested at a bus stop Tuesday.

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