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July 12, 2018 Breaking: Washington man arrested for first degree murder after suspicious death investigation
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Clarence Dean Pedersen was arrested for the alleged murder of his roommate in Washington.

Pedersen, 64, was arrested after his roommate Ed Jones was found dead at their apartment at 601 West Adams. After a 911 call that morning, Ed Jones, 70, was found dead with a stab wound on his upper torso. Police also discovered a large knife on Jones' lap with blood on the knife.

Police originally started a suspicious death investigation after discovering the body Wednesday morning.

Later, police say that Pedersen admitted owning a knife "similar in appearance" to the one found near Jones. According to a release, police also discovered a note which stated, "Kill Ed."

Pedersen was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. last night and is currently at the Washington County Jail awaiting his initial appearance. First Degree Murder is a Class A felony and carries a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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