Seattle jury: guilty verdict in rape-stabbing case



SEATTLE (AP) — A jury in Seattle has handed down guilty verdicts in the murder trial of a man accused of raping and stabbing a lesbian couple in their home, killing one of them.

Isaiah Kalebu has been found guilty of aggravated murder, attempted murder, rape and burglary by a King County County Superior Court jury.

The jury, which began its deliberations on Wednesday, handed down the verdicts on Friday afternoon.

The 25-year-old faces life in prison for the July 2009 attack that killed Teresa Butz and injured her partner.