Last Friday Milton Cletus Fabre, 81, pled guilty to manslaughter in the first degree for the stabbing death of his adult daughter, Tamara Fabre, on New Year’s Eve 2015. He was sentenced to 102 months in prison.
“Stopping domestic violence requires us all to work together and speak out,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “While the Defendant has been held accountable for the violent death of his daughter, and will likely die in prison, the damage done to the rest of the family is tragic.”
On December 31, 2015 at about 7:27 p.m. Tacoma Police Department officers were dispatched to the 7000 block of Fawcett regarding a domestic dispute with a knife. The defendant and his daughter Tamara were living together at the residence. When officers arrived, they contacted the defendant in front of the house. He told officers that his daughter was inside on the kitchen floor and needed help. The officers entered the house and found Tamara Fabre deceased on the floor of the kitchen with a large cut to her throat.
Tamara had moved in with her parents to care for her dying mother and stayed in the home after she died in October, 2015. According to witnesses and the defendant, there had been previous disputes between the defendant and Tamara, and reports of the victim’s heavy alcohol consumption.
After arraignment the Defendant was sent to Western State Hospital where mental health experts found him competent to stand trial.