Tomorrow’s trial for a Portland man charged with killing an Auburn mannearly two years ago in a dispute over a woman has been continued to June 20, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
William L. Phillip Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May 21, 2010,stabbing deathof Seth Frankel, 41, who produced videos for the city of Kent.
Frankel was found dead in his Auburn duplex after his girlfriend, who lives in Portland, called his landlord when she couldn’t reach him by phone, according to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court.
Investigators were led to Phillip by Frankel’s girlfriend, whotold investigators that she had recently broken up with Phillip after reconnecting with Frankel, who she had previously dated, according to charging papers.
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Detectives used cellphone records to track Phillip’s movements from Portland to Auburn on May 21, 2010, charging papers say. He allegedly placed a call around the time of Frankel’s death, charging papers say. Investigators say that Phillip’s DNA matched blood found on a hand towel left in Frankel’s living room.
Phillip was extradited from Portland.