Bail set at $1M for 84-year-old murder suspect

Bail is set at $1 million for the 84-year-old Everett man accused of killing a live-in tenant.

Lloyd Richmond is accused of both murder and assault.

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies said Richmond and a 49-year-old tenant got into an argument on Saturday, Aug. 28

According to court papers, a neighbor heard three gunshots immediately afterward.

Additionally, the neighbor told police that Richmond pulled out a large tarp, where he then wrapped an unidentified object inside of it.

Police believe Richmond then lifted that object into back of his truck and drove away.

At his first court appearance, Richmond’s lawyer said it would be impossible for him to commit such a crime.

“This is an 84-year-old man who three months ago started using a walker to move around his daily life,” said attorney Samantha Sommerman.

According to court papers, police went to Richmond’s property where they said they found a large red stain in the driveway.

In court papers, police said they believe Richmond used bleach to cover up evidence of the crime.