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Police arrest man in fatal Seattle stabbing


SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police have arrested a 23-year-old man in a brutal July 19 attack that killed one woman and injured another as they slept in their home in the South Park neighborhood.

Isaiah M.K. Kalebu was arrested without incident at about 6:30 p.m. Friday after a transit bus driver told police he'd seen a man fitting their suspect description.

Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says Kalebu was arrested with his pit bull in Seattle's Magnuson Park.

Earlier Friday, police released a photo of Kalebu, describing him as their primary suspect, and saying he was the person shown in a surveillance video they also released.

Whitcomb said Kalebu was being questioned and would be booked into jail for investigation of murder. Teresa Butz, 39, was killed and her 36-year-old partner was injured when they were stabbed by a man who apparently crawled in through an open window.

The Seattle Times says Kalebu was scheduled for trial on domestic violence charges Aug. 6 in King County, accused of threatening his mother. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer confirmed Friday night to The News Tribune that Kalebu was questioned, but not arrested, after a July 9 Tacoma-area fire that killed two people, including Kalebu's aunt.