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Inmate confession details in newly released records of Monroe officer's death
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) ' A convicted rapist charged with aggravated murder in the Jan. 29 death of a Washington state corrections officer described to detectives how he snuck up behind her in the Monroe Correctional Facility's chapel.
Byron Scherf said Jayme Biendl first tried to reason with him. But the inmate claimed Biendl had said something to him earlier that day that he considered disrespectful to his wife, and that set him off.
The Daily Herald of Everett reported on Scherf's statements after they were made public Wednesday in response to records requests. They provide details of the confession detectives outlined in earlier court papers.
The inmate says Biendl's eyes "just got as big as silver dollars" when she realized he was about to attack. He says she kicked, bit and grappled with him for minutes before he looped an amplifier cord around her neck.