Wash. shooting: 2nd adult child dies

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Associated Press

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 9:32 AM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a second adult child has died after a weekend shooting at a Tacoma, Wash.-area home. Police say a 69-year-old man shot his adult son and daughter.

The News Tribune says (http://is.gd/ay4nDg ) Tacoma General Hospital spokeswoman Marce Edwards confirms that 46-year-old Dennis League died Thursday afternoon.

Police say Michael League shot both Dennis League and his sister, 43-year-old Danielle Faucett, while they slept early Sunday at the family's Puyallup (Pew-AL-up) home.

Michael League has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors said charges will be amended in light of Dennis League's death.

Prosecutors say Michael League called 911 and told a dispatcher what he'd done and that his children's use of drugs and alcohol caused strife in the family.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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