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Bothell man charged with murder after stabbing a neighbor in his apartment complex

Prosecutor’s charging documents claim the defendent said he stabbed an “anti-masker,”.

A Bothell man was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing and killing a resident of the same apartment complex he lived in.

Twenty-six-year-old, Ian Patrick Williams, was charged with second degree murder for reportedly stabbing and killing John Huynh on April 25 after an altercation, according to the charging documents.

The altercation, partially recorded on surveillance camera, was believed to be initiated by Williams “flipping off,” the victim. The verbal exchange, described by witnesses as relatively calm, ended when Williams reportedly took out a knife and stabbed the victim in the heart.

Huynh died at the scene.

According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office charging documents, the defendant allegedly ran to his apartment and told his mother he had stabbed an “anti-masker,”.

The documents also state that based on the investigation thus far, it does not appear that Williams and Huynh knew each other or had any prior altercations.

The state requested a bail of $2 million. Williams first appearance in court is scheduled for May 12.

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