Coulee City teen suspected of stabbing, killing twin

Coulee City teen suspected of stabbing, killing twin
Shawn (left) and Shane (right) Wachter

Friends of Shane Wachter, 17, have identified the teen as the person who was stabbed and killed in Coulee City Sunday morning.

The suspect is Shawn Wachter, also 17, twin of Shane. Shawn is charged with manslaughter.

Deputies say they were called around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to a home on the 300 block of West Washington Street in Coulee City on reports of a stabbing.

The victim was stabbed once in the chest after a disagreement with his brother, according to Grant County deputies. The teen was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The brothers attended Smokiam Alternative High School in Soap Lake. Friends are planning a vigil to honor Shane’s life.