Man charged in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend

  • Sat Nov 3rd, 2012 3:24pm
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Associated Press

SEATTLE — A 30-year-old King County man has been charged with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.

The Tacoma News Tribune reported that that Scottye Miller had 15 previous domestic violence convictions dating back to 2002.

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 her. She had a no-contact order against Miller, who harassed her for the last four years.

Miller remained jailed on Friday in lieu of $1 million. He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 15.

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.