Seattle jury deliberating rape-stabbing case



SEATTLE (AP) — A jury in Seattle is deliberating a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of raping and stabbing a lesbian couple in their home, killing one of them.

The case went to the King County Superior Court jury Wednesday after Isaiah Kalebu testified that God told him to attack his enemies.

It was the first time Kalebu appeared before the jury because of his disruptive behavior in pre-trial hearings. He was in restraints and wearing a stun device that would have shocked him if he became violent.

If convicted, the 25-year-old faces life in prison. He’s charged with aggravated murder, attempted murder, rape and burglary in the July 2009 attack that killed Teresa Butz and injured her partner.