Kenyan Woman Stabbed To Death In Seattle By The Boyfriend..

Posted on October 21, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A Kenyan woman was stabbed to death on Thursday while traveling on a vehicle south on interstate 5. Interstate 5 runs all along the western coast of the United States. The incident happened about 5 miles north of Seattle.

Jane Kariuki, 42, was traveling on an SUV with her longtime boyfriend, Christel David Murphy, with whom they had a troubled relationship. He was sitting in the back seat behind her. Earlier in the day, Ms Kariuki had asked Murphy to move out of the apartment they shared in Kent a suburn of Seattle.

The argument continued on in the car before the incident happened. He reached for her neck, put her in a choke hold and stabbed her several times. The driver of the vehicle immediately pulled over and called 911. Murphy is reported to have gotten out of the SUV, threw the knife on the ground and lit a cigarette.

According to local reports, Ms Kariuki died at Harborview Medical Center several hours later. Murphy is under arrest and is expected to answer a first-degree murder charge on Monday. His bail was set on Friday set at $4 million dollars.

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According to court documents, the couple had been together for the past five years in what was a volatile relationship.

In 2006, the man was sentenced to 60 days in jail for third-degree assault and ordered to complete counseling for domestic violence batterers.

In that case, officers found Kariuki at the couple’s apartment in the 2300 block of 56th Place South bleeding from her right ear and fingers.

The woman told officers that the fight that day began when the boyfriend accused Kariuki of “monopolizing” the television and not paying him attention, court documents say.

Kariuki pulled her car key from his key ring to prevent him from disabling her car, she said. But the act infuriated the boyfriend, who punched her several times and deliberately broke a glass and cut her fingers with one of the shards.

She told the officers he warned her that if she called police, she would be “way gone before they got here.”

Kariuki locked herself in a bathroom and called 911, but the boyfriend had fled before police arrived.

Kent police arrested him a few days later at his work.

They noted that they had gone to the home 10 days earlier for another domestic violence episode, court documents say.

By October 2006, the boyfriend had completed his jail term over the attack, and he and Kariuki asked the court to lift a no-contact order between them.

Initially, Judge George Mattson denied the request. But five months later, the judge agreed to rescind the order after seeing evidence that the boyfriend had undergone domestic violence batterers’ counseling.

Then, in July 2007, the man was charged in Kent Municipal Court in another episode involving Kariuki, prompting another order to take effect.


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