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Man Charged With Murder After Aunt Found Dead Near Bellevue

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File photo of a judge and gavel in a courtroom.  (Credit: Chris Ryan/Getty Images)

File photo of a judge and gavel in a courtroom. (Credit: Chris Ryan/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Bellevue man accused of killing the 72-year-old aunt he lived with has been charged with second-degree murder.

King County prosecutors said Wednesday in court documents that 53-year-old Mark Irwin was wearing blood-covered pants and had scratches on his arms Monday when Bellevue police found him in his aunt’s car a few hours after her body was discovered.

Prosecutors say Barbara Irwin’s body was found Sunday evening at her apartment.

Mark Irwin is held on $2 million bail.

 

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