Yakima Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing case

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state have arrested a 20-year-old man police believe was involved in a fatal stabbing last week. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the Yakima Police Department found 73-year-old Francis M. Gallagher with multiple stab wounds around 9 p.m. on April 22. Police officers had performed first aid on Gallagher and transported him to a local hospital where he later died. Capt. Jay Seely says the suspect, who was not named by the newspaper, was booked into the Yakima County jail on a second-degree murder charge. He was one of several in Gallagher’s apartment when the stabbing occurred. He is expected to make a preliminary court appearance Friday.