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Waitsburg Woman Arrested in Stabbing Death


January 3, 2019

WALLA WALLA—A Waitsburg resident, Leslie Moreno, 25, was arrested Friday on suspicion of second degree murder. The arrest came after the stabbing death of Marcus Allessio, also 25, who lived at the same Waitsburg address as Moreno.

The Walla Walla Co. Sheriff’s Office reported that a 911 caller reported she was transporting Allessio from Waitsburg to Walla Walla. Her vehicle was met by emergency personnel just east of Walla Walla.

Allessio was transported on to Providence St. Mary Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Moreno has been booked into the Walla Walla County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Office had released no further information at press time.


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