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July 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Charge: Federal Way woman stabbed 100 times

A 29-year-old Federal Way man was charged today with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his girlfriend.

Kenneth Mace is accused of stabbing his 20-year-old girlfriend Melinda S. O’Meara more than 100 times during an argument late Friday at their home at the Camelot Mobile Home Park.

According charging documents, Mace entered a neighbor’s trailer at park at 11:21 p.m. Friday and asked to use the phone to call 911. The neighbor later told officers Mace was “distraught and appeared on the verge of tears,” the documents say. Mace allegedly told the neighbor, “I think someone is about to kill my wife,” according to charging documents.

After overhearing Mace’s conversation with the 911 operator, the neighbor flagged down a security officer, who was patrolling the mobile home park, located at 3001 S. 288th St., and the security officer handcuffed Mace until police arrived, according to the documents.

Officers entered Mace’s trailer and found O’Meara face down on the kitchen floor surrounded by blood. An autopsy by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that O’Meara had been stabbed more than 100 times and virtually all of her vital organs had been punctured.

Mace, who is being held in the King C0unty Jail in lieu of $2 million bail, will be arraigned July 24.

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