- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Bail has been set at $2 million for a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman in her Key Peninsula home in July.

The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/4ti0bc ) 32-year-old Duwayne Skillman was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree murder.

At a Tuesday court appearance, prosecutors asked for more time to review arrest reports and a statement Skillman gave before deciding on charges.

Pierce County Court Judge Thomas Larkin set an arraignment for Thursday.

Authorities say they found 69-year-old Lynn Cooper stabbed to death after her vehicle had been abandoned on a local street.

Detectives reportedly had no leads until a relative turned in a knife found behind Skillman’s home.

Sheriff’s detective Ed Troyer has said it is believed the suspect was burglarizing the home when Cooper was killed.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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