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Man who died in Washington fire faced rape charge

Suspect in Washington house fire gunfire deaths faced child rape charge the next day By The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) ' The Washington state man suspected of killing his wife and her sister and shooting at firefighters before he died in their burning home was scheduled to surrender the next day to face a child rape charge.

Clark County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Dustin Richardson told The Columbian (http://is.gd/BEbd6X) he and investigators had no idea that Steven D. Stanbary of Washougal had a history of being heavily armed, schizophrenic, anti-government and violent.

Reports released Wednesday show Washougal police believe Stanbary molested a girl over a number of years, ending several years before she reported it in December 2010. Stanbary was supposed to turn himself in with an attorney on Dec. 8.



On Dec. 7, gunfire and exploding ammunition kept firefighters away from his home. The three bodies were found inside.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com


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