TACOMA, Wash. – Joshua Ellis, 27, was charged with second-diploma homicide Tuesday for the dying of his estranged girlfriend in her Milton condominium earlier this month.
Investigators consider Wendi Marie Traynor, 25, was killed by a single gunshot to the top in her Milton condominium on November three. Her physique wasn’t discovered till her father and different relations went to her house on Friday, Nov. 10.
Traynor’s father, who’s a co-signer on the lease, obtained a key and entered the condo. As soon as inside they discovered Traynor mendacity face down on the ground in a pool of dried blood. Traynor’s father referred to as 911.
Investigators discovered a 10mm bullet casing close to the physique. Ammunition matching this casing was present in a search of Ellis’s car, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Workplace stated in a information launch.
Relations informed investigators Traynor had been in a relationship with Ellis for about two years they usually moved collectively to Kentucky in June.
“The connection went bitter and Traynor left. … In October of this yr, Traynor moved again to Washington with out Ellis. He ultimately adopted,” the prosecutor’s workplace stated.
“Traynor moved into her house November 1. Witnesses reported that Ellis was together with her on the time. On November three, Traynor texted a pal that she was assembly together with her ‘ex’ to debate the connection ‘in individual.’ Nobody heard from her once more,” the prosecutor’s workplace stated.
Ellis, 27, turned himself in on the King County Jail. He was introduced again to Pierce County to face trial.
Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million.