Lynnwood man held on $2 million bail after fire injures ex-wife

A judge found probable cause Tuesday to hold a Lynnwood man for investigation of attempted murder and arson for allegedly bludgeoning his ex-wife and setting fire to his home when she went to pick up their daughter.

Our news partner, The Seattle Times, reports that David Z. Morgan, 55, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail during a court hearing in Everett. Prosecutors say he attempted to kill his ex-wife to avoid an increase in child-support payments following the couple’s 2013 divorce.

Firefighters responded to a fire at Morgan’s home in the 6200 block of 193rd Street Southwest in Lynnwood shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday and saw a man escaping the smoke near the front door, according to a probable-cause document that outlines the police case.

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