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Man charged in hatchet killing is suspect in earlier murder

The mentally ill man charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of  Joseph LaMagno on Capitol Hill on Nov. 22 is a suspect in an earlier killing. 
According to charging papers filed by King County prosecutors, in addition to being accused of attacking and killing Joseph LaMagno with a hatchet, Michael LaRosa is a suspect in the fatal attack on Dale Richard Holme on Nov. 21 in the Chinatown International District in Seattle.
Police say Holme was found with a traumatic head injury at the base of a loading dock just after 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 21.
     
 

Paula reports on groundbreaking legal decisions in Washington State and on trends in crime and law enforcement. She’s been at KNKX since 1989 and has covered the Law and Justice beat for the past 15 years. Paula grew up in Idaho and, prior to KNKX, worked in public radio and television in Boise, San Francisco and upstate New York.