Man accused of clubbing dead son’s girlfriend to death in ‘rage’

The suspect told police the girlfriend could’ve done more to prevent his son’s overdose..

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A 43-year-old man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly killing his deceased son’s girlfriend.

The man’s son recently died of a drug overdose, according to Mountlake Terrace police.

The woman, 29, had lived with the suspect and his son for about a year. The man texted her, telling her to pick up her belongings.

She showed up to the house in the 23600 block of 53rd Avenue West on Sunday afternoon, according to police. They started talking and then their conversation turned into an argument.

The man told police she could’ve done more to prevent his son’s overdose the week before. He said the two used methamphetamine and heroin.

According to the suspect, she struck first, and then he allegedly hit her with some type of wooden club multiple times, police said.

“He said he went into a rage,” Cmdr. Doug Hansen said.

That was about 7 p.m., Hansen said. The assailant reportedly said he went back inside to sleep for a while.

He called police shortly after midnight. He told them he hit a woman and that she was unconscious in the driveway.

Officers found the woman dead when they arrived. She had massive trauma to her head, police said.

The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree domestic violence murder.

Zachariah Bryan: 425-339-3431; Twitter: @zachariahtb.

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