- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - King County prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the March 31 stabbing death of a 37-year-old woman in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue.

Bellevue police said Song Wang was arrested early Tuesday at a Siskiyou County highway rest stop in northern California after a highway worker recognized him as a man sought in Washington state. The U.S. Marshals Service, California Highway Patrol and county sheriff’s deputies joined in the arrest.

Bail was set at $5 million for Wang after he was charged Tuesday in the death of Kittaporn Saosawatsri. Court documents say the woman found dead in her Bellevue apartment suffered roughly 20 stab wounds and her apartment was set on fire. According to court papers, a friend who co-signed a lease with the woman said she worked as an escort out of the apartment.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Wang last weekend after analyzing the victim’s phone records and surveillance video from the apartment building.

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