Wash. transient charged in grandfather’s death



COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 30-year-old transient from Oak Harbor has been charged with killing one of his grandfathers, and he remains a suspect in the death of the other.

Island County prosecutors say Joshua David Lambert stabbed his paternal grandfather, 80-year-old George Lambert, on Monday with what appeared to be an ice pick. George Lambert’s 66-year-old sister was struck in the head and bound with tape. Investigators say she later was able to use her brother’s cell phone to call for help and identified Joshua Lambert as the attacker.

He’s also a suspect in the death that day of his maternal grandfather, August Eisner.

Joshua Lambert is set to be arraigned Oct. 17 on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping. Prosecutors say he has been previously convicted of eight misdemeanors and several felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges.