Area of Richland stabbing, Cosmic Lane (Google street view)
Area of Richland stabbing, Cosmic Lane (Google street view)

Richland Police have updated some information about the fatal stabbing from early Wednesday morning.

   Suspect killed mother in attack

Around 5 AM Wednesday morning, Richland Police responded to what was initially a welfare check at home on Cosmic Lane in Richland. The location is near the intersection with Spengler, not far from Stevens Drive.

Upon arrival after receiving what they said was a "frantic" 9-1-1 call, they found a man and woman suffering from multiple stab wounds, and the suspect still holding the knife in his hands.  Now, they've been identified.

The suspect is 29-year-old David Joseph Lowe, and he apparently had gone to the home to attack his mother's boyfriend. In the incident, both his mother 47-year-old Bethany Jean Lowe and her boyfriend 45-year-old Andy Davis, received multiple wounds.

Bethany died at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, while Davis is in serious condition at the facility.  KVEW-TV is reporting David Lowe's half-siblings who are aged 9 and 11 live at the home but they were not present during the attack.

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David Lowe, who is from West Richland, was arrested without incident at the scene and is being held in the Benton County jail while prosecutors compile specific charges against him.

No other details have yet been released. We don't know the specifics of what led up to Davis coming to the home for the incident.

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