- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - An ex-con has been charged with murder and attempted murder on accusations that he fatally stabbed a 48-year-old woman and wounded her 14-year-old daughter at an Upper Peninsula home.

The Daily Mining Gazette says that 42-year-old Paul Moilanen was arraigned Monday in Houghton district court. Judge Mark Wisti set his bond at $2.5 million and scheduled a probable cause hearing Oct. 6.

Moilanen is getting a court-appointed lawyer. The Hubbell resident left prison in 2012 (https://bit.ly/1x1Rpik ) after serving eight years for slashing the throat of a 92-year-old man during a 2004 robbery.

The Houghton County sheriff’s department says the girl called 911 Friday to report the attack in Hubbell. It says deputies found Marcy LaVigne dead and says her daughter was taken to Marquette General Hospital with multiple stab wounds.


Information from: The Daily Mining Gazette, https://www.mininggazette.com

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