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Originally published Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7:02 AM

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2nd murder charge filed in WA sibling killings

The Pierce County prosecutor's office has filed a second murder charge against the 69-year-old Puyallup man accused of killing his adult daughter and son.

The Associated Press

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TACOMA, Wash. —

The Pierce County prosecutor's office has filed a second murder charge against the 69-year-old Puyallup man accused of killing his adult daughter and son.

Authorities say that in March, Michael Patrick League decided to end family troubles by killing 46-year-old Dennis League and 43-year-old Danielle Faucett while they slept in the Puyallup home they shared. Both siblings were shot through a pillow.

Faucett died the day of the shooting. Dennis League died several days later. The charges filed Friday stem from his death.

Michael Patrick League now faces two first-degree murder charges.

Charges say that after he shot his children, Michael Patrick League called 911.

Dennis League's 6 and 7 year old sons were also in the house while the shooting happened, but they were asleep. The elder League's wife was also in the house. She did not hear the shooting.

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