PASCO -- A Pasco man found dead in front of his mobile home Tuesday died as a result of multiple stab wounds to his head and torso, according to an autopsy conducted Sunday.
Franklin County coroner Dan Blasdel declined to say how many stab wounds Rodger Allen Lincoln sustained, but he said all of the wounds were caused by a knife similar to the one found embedded in the 53-year-old's left eye.
"It was more the style of a hunting knife," Blasdel said.
Joseph William Hart, 27, Lincoln's roommate, was charged with second-degree murder and domestic violence Friday.
Authorities were called to the mobile home at 925 N. Elm St., space 72, just before 7 p.m. March 6. Lincoln's body was found in the front yard.
Neighbors told police they saw the two men scuffling in the front yard of the home before Lincoln fell to the ground. Hart allegedly stood over Lincoln and struck him repeatedly in the head.
Hart had blood on his face, pants and shirt when he answered after police knocked on the mobile home's door. He was arrested without incident.
If convicted, Hart could spend the rest of his life in prison because of Washington's "three-strikes" law. He has past convictions for first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.
Lincoln and Hart were living in one of nine mobile homes at Sundance Mobile Home Park owned by Lourdes Health Network. The homes are typically used by people with mental illnesses.
Hart remains in the Franklin County jail on $750,000 bail. Carl Wigren, a pathologist from Seattle, conducted Lincoln's autopsy.