A man was stabbed to death Monday in South Hill while helping a friend retrieve belongings from the home of her ex-boyfriend, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The 46-year-old victim has not been identified.
The killing happened about 5:45 p.m. in the 12010 block of 115th Court East when the man and woman went to get her things.
“There was a confrontation and she got hit with a pickax handle,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. The 30-year-old woman was not seriously injured.
The ex-boyfriend, 50-year-old Timothy Dwight Wilson, then allegedly stabbed the woman’s friend to death.
Wilson was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and fourth-degree assault. He has not yet been charged.
He had his first court appearance Tuesday, during which Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley found probable cause to hold him for 72 hours without bail.
Detectives are trying to determine whether the victim was killed with the pickax or a knife.
He was taken to Tacoma General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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