The Associated Press
OLYMPIA — The second victim in stabbings earlier this week at Lacey has died, and prosecutors have filed two counts of first-degree murder against 30-year-old Tyler Lewis.
The Lacey man is accused of stabbing his 59-year-old mother to death Monday in the garage of her home. Frankie Johnson was killed with a screwdriver.
Lewis also is accused of using a screwdriver to fatally stab a former neighbor, 67-year-old Charles “Wes” Simpson, at his home. He died Thursday in a hospital.
The Olympian newspaper reports Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Toynbee filed the murder charges Thursday.
Lewis is being held on $2 million bail in the Thurston County Jail, where he was awaiting a mental evaluation.
He’s also charged with robbery in the theft of a ring from his mother, and animal cruelty in the death of her dog.