Man charged with murder in beating of woman at casino

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally beating a woman outside the Tulalip Resort Casino. The Herald reports prosecutors charged Nomeneta Tauave of Spanaway with domestic violence murder in the death of Hana Letoi of Tacoma. His bail remains at $1 million. Charges say the couple got into a screaming fight in the casino Oct. 23 and once they got into a vehicle in the parking lot a security officer saw Tauave grab the woman and shake her before she fell out the door. The charges say she died on Oct. 25. Charges say Tauave told detectives she hit him and that he didn’t want her to leave the vehicle.