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June 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Charges filed in slaying of 13-year-old Pacific boy

A 19-year-old Algona man who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s younger brother was charged today with first-degree murder, kidnapping and burglary.

Brandon J. Suhr is alleged to have climbed into the  home of his ex-girlfriend in Pacific, King County, through a sliding glass window on Friday. He then allegedly killed the girl’s 13-year-old brother, and then forced her to accompany him at knifepoint to his home and a friend’s home, according to documents filed in King County Superior Court.

Suhr’s mother called police after one of her son’s friends warned her he might have hurt the teenaged victim.

According to court documents, Suhr told investigators that the boy was reaching for a gun or a knife when Suhr attacked him.

Police and prosecutors say the boy’s 16-year-old sister had dated Suhr but had broken up with him and was considering seeking a restraining order because he was harassing her.

Charging documents allege that Suhr told investigators he still considered her to be “the one” and he wrote a letter to her while in police custody expressing his desire to “be as one” with her despite the pain he’d caused her family.

Prosecutors have asked that Suhr’s bail be increased from $1 million to $2 million.

He is being held at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent and is scheduled to be arraigned on June 18.

The slain boy’s name has not been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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