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December 7, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Seattle man charged with killing roommate's fiancée

A Seattle man was charged today with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with the slaying last Saturday of his roommate’s fiancée.

Austin Spearman, 51, is accused of walking into his North Seattle condominium early Sunday and attacking his roommate and his roommate’s fiancée with a knife. The woman died at the scene in the 13500 block of Linden Avenue North.

Her name has not yet been released.

The condominium’s owner, 52, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with stab wounds.

Police caught the suspect a short distance away and arrested him.

John Weinberg, the complex’s resident manager, said Spearman was angry he had to move out to make way for his roommate’s fiancée.

Spearman is scheduled for arraignment on Dec. 21. He is being held in the King County Courthouse in lieu of $5 million bail.

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