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Suspects identified in Washington state Craigslist killing

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Pierce County sheriff's office says it has identified three people involved in a home-invasion killing tied to a Craigslist advertisement and two of them are already in custody.

All three were arrested on unrelated charges Saturday after a traffic stop in Daly City, Calif. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says two men remain in custody awaiting extradition to Washington state, but the third, 21-year-old Amanda C. Knight of Sumner, bailed out before authorities learned of her alleged connection to the killing of James Saunders last Wednesday night.

Her whereabouts are unknown. Saunders was shot at his home in Edgewood as he tried to protect his 14-year-old son from a pistol-whipping. Investigators say the attackers posed as people responding to an ad Sanders placed on the Internet site offering a diamond ring for sale.

 

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AP-NY-05-04-10 1909EDT

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