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April 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Bellevue man charged in slaying of aunt

A Bellevue man who is suspected of killing the 72-year-old aunt he lived with after relapsing on drugs was charged today with second-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

In court documents, prosecutors say that Mark Irwin, 53, was wearing blood-covered pants and had scratches on his arms on Monday when Bellevue police found him in his aunt’s car a few hours after her body was discovered.

Barbara Irwin’s body was discovered on Sunday evening at the Twelve Central Square Apartments by a relative,  prosecutors said in charging documents.

When Mark Irwin was arrested he was in the car with a man who later told police that he and Irwin had been smoking crack together, prosecutors said.

Irwin is being held in jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

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