King County prosecutors contend Bradley P. Courville stabbed Oliver Quinn with a butcher knife after Quinn called him a "bitch" on Christmas Eve. Courville, 24, is also alleged to have disarmed a police officer inside an interview room at the Auburn Police Station.
At 1 a.m. on Dec. 24, Auburn police were called to the 4000 block of Auburn Way South following a report of a stabbing there.
Police arrived to find Quinn, 26, dead from a stab wound to the neck. Courville had left the area by the time police arrived.
Police subsequently spoke with a witness to the killing who said Courville had stabbed his cousin, an Auburn police detective told the court. Courville emerged from some shrubbery nearby and turned himself in to police.
According to charging documents, Courville admitted that he killed his cousin while experiencing a "spiritual" moment. Courville allegedly told police he stabbed Quinn after the other man called him a name.
Midway through the interview with detectives, Courville threw a cup of coffee at an officer inside the interview room in an effort to escape, the Auburn detective continued.
Courville turned off the light inside the room and struggled with the officer, eventually managing to wrest his duty sidearm from its holster, the detective told the court. The officer managed to regain control of the gun with the help of several detectives.
Courville has been charged with second-degree murder in Quinn's death, as well as disarming a police officer and third-degree assault in the later altercation. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.