Auburn man charged with fatally beating man with rifle butt

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — King County prosecutors have charged an Auburn man with first-degree murder, alleging he beat a man to death with a rifle. Francisco Ochoa-Prado is accused of entering Daniel Parkinson’s Auburn home on the night of Aug. 1 and fatally beating him with the stock of an AR-15 rifle. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Parkinson’s death a homicide due to severe blunt force trauma to his head. Ochoa-Prado is being held in the King County Jail as he awaits an Aug. 18 arraignment. His bail was set at $2 million.