Defendant in Seattle murder trial goes to hospital



SEATTLE (AP) — The King County prosecutor’s office says the murder trial of Isaiah Kalebu is resuming Wednesday afternoon after he was treated at a hospital for a medical situation.

This is the second time in two weeks he was taken to a hospital. Trial was interrupted on June 15 when he swallowed a small pencil.

Kalebu is charged with aggravated murder, attempted murder, rape and burglary in a July 2009 stabbing attack on two women at their Seattle home, in the South Park neighborhood. Teresa Butz died of her wounds; her partner survived and has testified that Kalebu is her attacker.

If convicted, he faces life in prison without parole.


Information from: KOMO-TV,