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September 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM

2nd victim in Lacey stabbing dies

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.

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