Tuesday, August 4, 2009


King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says he's charging Isaiah Kalebu (above) with aggravated first-degree murder, attempted murder, rape and burglary in a stabbing attack that shocked a south Seattle neighborhood and tied up at least 10 percent of the city's police force.
Kalebu, 23, is accused of crawling through an open bathroom window at a home in the South Park neighborhood and attacking Teresa Butz and her 36-year-old partner on July 19.
"For the next 90 minutes, this intruder repeatedly raped and tortured the women, threatening to kill them if they didn't comply with his sadistic demands," said prosecutor Dan Satterberg. He added that Butz threw a chair through a window to escape.
Both women were stabbed and ran naked out of the house covered in blood. Butz collapsed and died in the middle of the street, but her partner survived and was able to give police a description.
Police said fingerprints and bodily fluid tied Kalebu to the crime scene. He was arrested five days later.
Satterberg has 30 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty.


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