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Everett man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

MUKILTEO, Wash. – An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.

The Daily Herald reported the woman survived and was able to escape and alert others before she passed out Saturday morning.

Bail was set at $500,000 Monday for 28-year-old Zachary Madding. He remains lodged in Snohomish County Jail for investigation of attempted murder.

It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney.

Police reports say Madding lured the woman to the motel with a ruse that her sister would meet her there.

Police say the victim told them he sprayed the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into her nose about 15 times during the incident. Police administered the overdose antidote naloxone to revive her.


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