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Dan Satterberg

Arraignment in Auburn Fatal Stabbing


State v. Fritz Karl Ratcliffe


Arraignment in Auburn Fatal Stabbing: Arraignment will be held on March 7 for a 26-year-old man who is accused in the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man in Auburn on February 18. The defendant, Fritz Karl Ratcliffe, is charged with Murder in the Second Degree. The defendant was allegedly arguing with his girlfriend and then fatally stabbed the woman’s son, Jaseree Fountain, who had tried to help his mother. Ratcliffe remains in jail with bail set at $1 million. Monday’s arraignment is set for 9 a.m. in courtroom GA of the Maleng Regional Justice System.

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