East Bremerton stabbing victim identified by coroner

The man that was stabbed to death on Sunday in East Bremerton has been identified by Kitsap County Coroner Greg Sandstrom as 54-year-old Alan J. Charpentier. Autopsy results should be available sometime this afternoon, Sandstrom said.

Sergeant Ken Dickinson of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said Charpentier's wife, 55, is still being treated for burns and smoke inhalation at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She has not been identified, but sheriff's office detectives say she is responsible for her husband's murder.

Deputies from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office responded to the couple's home in the 8500 block of Covina Loop NE at 11:41 a.m. on Sunday morning in response to a reported stabbing. A neighbor called to report that the victim had been stabbed and stumbled across the road to their residence for help. The neighbor performed first aid while waiting for medics and law enforcement to arrive.

Deputies arrived six minutes after the call and found the victim being treated on the front porch of the neighbor’s residence. Medics arrived two minutes later and transported the victim to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale in preparation for airlift to Harborview. However, the victim died at the hospital.

While on scene, smoke was observed coming from the residence where the assault had occurred. Firefighters from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue were able to extinguish the blaze quickly and found the victim’s wife lying inside the home. She was removed and transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton before ultimately being airlifted to Harborview Medical Center where she remains.

Detectives from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and conducted numerous interviews of neighbors and acquaintances of the two involved. Detectives spoke with a woman who witnessed the assault from a distance and determined that the victim’s wife was responsible for his injuries.

Detectives obtained a search warrant and entered the home where they found numerous ignition sites where the fire was started inside. Detectives were also able to retrieve what is suspected to be the murder weapon.

The investigation into this homicide is ongoing and detectives are not looking for any additional suspects at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Detective Tim Keeler at (360) 337-4825.

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