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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Waitsburg Woman Faces Murder Charges

Leslie Moreno, 25, is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 14


January 10, 2019

WAITSBURG – A Waitsburg woman has been formally charged with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Marcus J. Allessio, 25.

Leslie Melgar Moreno, 25, of 206 Wheatland Drive in Waitsburg, is accused of fatally stabbing Allessio on Dec. 28, 2018. She was arrested and charged the following day.

According to court reports, Walla Walla County Dispatch received a call from Moreno at approximately 3:35 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28. Moreno allegedly told dispatchers that her boyfriend had a knife wound, was unconscious, and that she was driving him to Walla Walla. Dispatch reque...

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