High Point stabbing updates: Victim home, suspect to be evicted

(Friday afternoon photo by Christopher Boffoli)
ORIGINAL 2:41 PM REPORT: Prosecutors have until Wednesday to file charges against the 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 40-year-old woman along a High Point street Friday afternoon, but in the meantime, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has just provided us with the document that indicates probable cause, and tells the story not only of the brutality of the attack, but also of the three heroes who helped and led police to the suspect. 3:25 PM UPDATE: After that document, following the jump, we also have added a letter that High Point residents are receiving, which includes information about a Thursday community meeting, the victim’s current condition, and eviction proceedings for the suspect’s household – read on to see it all:

This is the exact transcription of what prosecutors’ document says, with only names omitted and abbreviations spelled out:

(Suspect) was walking on a public sidewalk the same as (victim). (Victim) was with one of her children, walking to the daycare in High Point. Unprovoked by anything (suspect) approached (victim) from behind and grabbed her, pulling her down to the ground. (He) began to beat her with his fists and stomp on her with his feet. He then pulled out a knife and stabbed (her) 15 times in her body and head. A citizen passing by stopped and tried to stop (him) from continuing his attack. (He) fled on foot. (He) was followed by two adult female witnesses that were on foot and the witness that stopped to render aid followed in her vehicle to the residence (in the 6300 block of 29th SW). The residence was pointed out to officers and (the suspect) eventually came out on his own and was taken into custody. (The victim) was taken to (Harborview Medical Center) by (Seattle Fire) for immediate treatment for her injuries.

If he is indeed charged by Wednesday, a hearing is set for 2:30 that afternoon. The document from prosecutors reiterates that he and the victim did not know each other; the house where he was arrested is listed as his residence. As we reported last night, she is said to be in stable condition. The suspect remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail (that amount was set in a Saturday hearing). While there is speculation in a comment thread about the suspect possibly being mentally ill, the documents from prosecutors do not mention anything along those lines.

ADDED 3:26 PM: Here is the letter Seattle Housing Authority management just sent us, saying it’s going to residents. Note the community meeting on Thursday and the information about the victim leaving the hospital:

Friday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m., a tenant of High Point was assaulted and stabbed repeatedly with a small pocket knife near the corner of Lanham Place SW and SW Graham Street while walking with her 9-year-old daughter.

A witness to the incident stopped to help the victim. The suspect, another resident of High Point, fled the scene on foot to his residence in the 6300 block of 29th Avenue SW. The witness then called 911 and police responded soon after. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault and is currently being held on $1 million bail.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center by medics following the incident, but is now home and recovering from her injuries after being discharged from the hospital on Saturday. Preliminary investigation conducted by police indicated that the victim and suspect did not know one another. The police investigation is active and on-going.

Seattle Housing Authority does a criminal background check on every resident before they are admitted to housing. This resident had no criminal record at the time of his admission. The Housing Authority is not always aware of subsequent arrests unless they are made on the site, as this one was.

The seriousness of this crime constitutes grounds for eviction. Seattle Housing Authority has terminated the lease of the suspect’s household.

High Point Neighborhood Association will be hosting a community meeting on Thursday to discuss this incident and general approaches to safety within the High Point community. Seattle Housing Authority and SecureTrans, the community’s private security, will be in attendance. Seattle Police Department has also been invited to attend. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday night at the Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW.

Contact Bill Drummond at (206) 932-2736 or Homeowners Association Community Manager Jeanette Fournier at 206-913-0080 if you have questions or concerns.

57 Replies to "High Point stabbing updates: Victim home, suspect to be evicted"

  • Lachlan April 26, 2010 (2:45 pm)

    Sometimes, there just isn’t an explanation. Kudos to the rescuers; I hope the victim & her family recover from their injuries, physical and psychological.

  • HolyKow April 26, 2010 (3:02 pm)

    1st off, good on the people that stood up to this guy. If there were more people like them, the world would be a better place. I hope the victim can get back some of her life. We should all take note that this just up and happened, no provocation that can be traced, just bat guano crazy. However, this neighborhood has one particular focal point of bad vibes.

    That ghetto liquor store next to the walgreens is bad news. Ya know, the one with the plastic ‘get your OE and Mickey’s here!’ and ‘Cold Beer Specials’ banners falling off of the facade, dead gas pumps and high quality individuals sitting on that fence with their pants around their thighs and DuRags….and don’t cry racist, this is what is there. They are putting themselves out there and this is just a basic description. Some are white, most are black, but all of them look like they are up to no good regardless of race. To call that a neighborhood grocery is an insult to hard working people who actually have neighborhood grocery stores. We would all be better off if they closed that gang haven and put a park there.

    I actually called 911 when driving by that ghetto liquor store when one of it fine upstanding ‘patrons’ had his Pit Bull off leash and it ran across the street and attacked some guy’s golden lab, locked its jaws on the lab. The ‘patron’ of this establishment came across the street and began kicking his dog in the throat but it had locked its jaws and would not relent. As I went down Morgan, I called 911 as the person seemed to be in peril.

    This is the kind of ‘upstanding individual’ that frequents this establishment.

    Tear it down and put a park there. Heck put a parking lot there. Just some trees. Anything is better than what we have there now.


  • marco April 26, 2010 (3:08 pm)

    HK, your rant about the Market at 35th and Morgan has nothing to do with the tragic story at hand.

    TR, thanks for the update!


  • U April 26, 2010 (3:17 pm)

    The Market needs to go. It doesnt have anything to do with this particular story but there are heaps of “bad eggs” who hang out there.

  • JimJ April 26, 2010 (3:22 pm)

    I agree that the “ghetto-mart” (as my family calls it) needs to get torn down. It’s a s**thole and is a magnet for illegal activity.

  • HolyKow April 26, 2010 (3:27 pm)

    It all goes to the broader picture of the neighborhood. Yeah, the store itself may not play a leading role here, but this thread has brought up broader issues about this area. This neighborhood has a real issue with bad elements and this ghetto liquor store is part of the bad and the ugly.

    There are really good people that live in High Point that do not deserve this kind of bad-magnet in their neighborhood. If you don’t think that the element that loiters about that location contribute to some of the lower forms of actions in this area, including this event or one like it in the area, then what color is the sky in your world…


  • Ella Sharp April 26, 2010 (3:32 pm)

    I can’t imagine what that poor little girl is going through. What an absolutely horrifying thing for a child to witness. Whatever happens to that psycho thug, I hope it’s to the fullest extent of the law. I don’t care if he has mental issues; I can’t find a shred of compassion for him. He needs to be put away where he wont’t cross paths with another human being ever again!!!

  • Lisa April 26, 2010 (3:35 pm)

    Not knowing what exactly was happening at the time. I witnessed this on Friday: The stabber was walking down my street (Graham) after the stabbing. Four, then five people, all followed him to his house. They all stayed at least 15 feet away from him, (he still had a knife in his possession)but close enough to not let him out of their sight and they were all on cellphones, calling 911, etc. They are all true heros. 1. For making sure he did not get away and 2. For peacefully following him, vs. becoming violent themselves. I am proud of my neigbhors and wanted everyone to know that there are also heros to this sad story.

    • WSB April 26, 2010 (4:08 pm)

      thank you, Lisa. My original headline to this at 2:41 pm mentioned “3 heroes” but then the SHA info came in and I needed to change it to the added new info they announced. But definitely the info from the prosecutors mentions specifically that he was followed and police were called, which is great. I hope perhaps these people will allow themselves to be publicly honored – Tracy

  • HolyKow April 26, 2010 (3:39 pm)

    That, Ella, is right on the money. While my little liquor store perspective takes the neighborhood issue on, your compassionate statement regarding this child is truly relevant.

    I cannot imagine having seen such a thing now, much less as a 9 year old and I do join you in hoping this young girl a normal life as soon as possible.

    As for the dirtbag, there is a special corner in the hot place for those that attack the innocent, especially women and children. May justice be swift and carry the full weight and measure of the law.


  • marco April 26, 2010 (3:45 pm)

    A mother was attacked by a cray person from behind.
    I really don’t see how you can make any logical connection between that and what is going on at that market.

  • Wendy Hughes-Jelen April 26, 2010 (5:13 pm)

    Every neighborhood has weird things that happen for no reason. I have been hearing crap about High Point for 13 years and unless you live in and participate in this community you have no right to make generalizations about High Point. And even then you don’t but at least you will be slightly more informed.

    I moved here in 2007 and am sick of the broad statements made by people who don’t live here right on up to the police officers who stand in front of me at 3 AM and say the same thing. This is the 4th neighborhood in West Seattle I have lived in. No one deserves to be stereotyped. Think for 5 seconds before you hit the Post button next time – how would you feel if someone said this same stuff about your block and neighborhood (including an unattractive business on the corner that could be anywhere)?

    A little sensitivity, civility, and adult behavior will get you a long way in this world.

  • Susie April 26, 2010 (5:19 pm)

    HK has a point – although quite a brutally honest one. That grocery is a sore spot for the community and does harbor some “bad eggs” hanging out there. It also seems to me that the “people who stood up to the guy” were very likely residents of the Highpoint Community. And, yes, there are some darned good people out there, and also – not to be stereotyping – but most of us who don’t have very much are way more likely to help strangers in those kinds of situations than some that have alot. I had lived on Delridge 6 years ago, and I am now in the W. Sea Junction area. I can still walk down the streets in White Center during daylight hours and just about everyone I pass acknowledges my presence with a nod or a hello and a smile. Not so much in the Junction. And I have also walked down the streets in Magnolia and spoken to people and they will not respond and pretend like I am not even there. I think the SHA and the Highpoint Neighborhood Association have done a great job at re-inventing that community. I don’t see it as a “ghetto” anymore. I would love to have those people as my neighbors – seems like they really look out for each other. It is good that the perp will not be returning to the neighborhood. Best of everything to the victim and her family. And, by the way, I am white.

  • Bill April 26, 2010 (5:23 pm)

    HolyKow I couldn’t agree with you more. I live just a few blocks from that store and anyone who thinks that it isn’t a magnet for problems is kidding themselves. Has anyone bought anything from that store but smokes and booze? Do they sell anything else?

  • CMeagh April 26, 2010 (5:46 pm)

    Hey BIll, I bought something there about 6 months ago. I went in to get a Gatorade and as I was at the counter I was pushed to the side by a group of guys (same people who sit outside) and threatened. It was about 11am and they smelled like O.E. (yes I know what malt liquor smells like). I made a decision not go ever go back there. I even stay away from Walgreen’s. I now will go to Thriftway or the gas station next to it.
    So in short, they do sell other items, but buy at your own risk.

  • burglarbustindad April 26, 2010 (5:49 pm)

    Thanks to the High Point citizens for keeping tabs on the perpetrator of this crime. We are lucky to have folks that get involved and a Seattle Mental Health Court, if it applies to this man.
    I too have lived here long enough to remember many incidents at the South Seattle Market, including murder and drive by shootings.
    What do say to contacting Mr. Hwang of Issaquah, the owner of this property? I think it is fair to ask that he help to minimize problems on his property.

  • nuni April 26, 2010 (5:52 pm)

    Hey Susie, want to trade houses?

  • Baba April 26, 2010 (6:07 pm)

    “… with a small pocket knife… ”
    Well, that just changes everything:) Is that what they use in gang initiations nowadays? Brother sounds like a mental patient to me or a victim of some cheap drugs mix.
    PS: Did he buy the pocket knife at that Minimart?

  • Mary April 26, 2010 (6:15 pm)

    My late father lived in Stewart Manor – right behind the market and Walgreens – since at least 1988 and I remember the murder as well as some of the other shootings as burglarbustindad mentioned. I’ve lived in West Seattle or visited him since that time. I don’t think it’s the market per se that is the problem but boy oh boy that intersection has been problematic since at least that point in time.

    Beats me why – I really don’t think it’s as simple as to blame the market since you will see the same characters at the Walgreen’s next door, at the laundromat across the street, and at the Food Bank too. The entire High Point neighborhood improved greatly when Seattle Housing renovated the project. But those characters remain. I wish I knew how to fix it.

  • Kristina April 26, 2010 (7:19 pm)

    Did I miss a community plan to help the mother and daughter? They have received the worst of our community – now it’s time to give them our best. How can we help?

    • WSB April 26, 2010 (7:27 pm)

      Kristina, I haven’t heard anything yet. I am hopeful that maybe at least by the community meeting on Thursday something will emerge? I understand that the Somali community is close-knit but I hope they would accept that people from outside their immediate community would want to offer help and expressions of support, too.

  • WTF April 26, 2010 (8:04 pm)

    first of all, high point and its row house concept is nothing more than lipstick on a pig! sad that we continue to pay taxes so section 8 @$$#0|$ like this can live among law abiding families. thank goodness the mother is ok and alive. this piece needs to be prosecuted for attempted murder!

  • Jennifer Cobb April 26, 2010 (9:06 pm)

    The High Point Neighborhood Association will be announcing a plan for collecting donations for the family. More details will come after we hear more about what the specific needs are.

  • Jacob April 26, 2010 (9:59 pm)

    “It is a well known fact that Somali’s marry their first cousins which has a profound impact on neurological function. There is a good chance his parents are first cousins or his grandparents on one or both sides are.”

    uh… what???

  • haole April 26, 2010 (10:02 pm)

    First of all, none of you know the suspect, and therefore have no right to be name calling or making judgments. Secondly, the suspect who is in custody is NOT Somali, and I find the previous comments that assume he is an inbred nutcase absolutely disgusting. I am in as much shock as everyone else is, but do not think that people should be jumping to conclusions/making assumptions like they have been.. I am glad that the victim is recovering at home and hope that she and her daughter can move on from this awful occurance. I also hope that this mess can be sorted out without any more racial profiling. My heart goes out to the victim and her family, as well as the suspect and his family.. I think there’s something going on with this situation that isn’t right.. something seems “off”..

  • jamminj April 26, 2010 (10:32 pm)

    so this is the fault of Section 8’s, Somali’s, being inbred, and a mini-mart….
    whatever happened to individual responsibility. Maybe it was one crazy person who needs to be locked up.
    Remember when the person was shot in 2009 in the junction… where was the outcry to shut down bars there?? none, it was blamed on the suspect.
    In this instance, it is blamed on the neighborhood.

  • Michelle April 26, 2010 (11:00 pm)

    Thank you jamminj!! You are the first person I have seen to articulate that this whole incident has been blamed on our neighborhood, when, in fact, there have been worse crimes (as you mentioned- murders) in other parts of West Seattle. However, those are said to be just one-offs, or isolated incidents that are blamed on individuals. I hope more people can take this mindset and understand that it’s just one bad apple. We will all be watchful neighbors (we are not naive), but I still feel safe walking down my street in High Point.

  • marco April 27, 2010 (12:09 am)

    +1 for jamminj!

    @Dena – do some reading. Your cousin marriage speculation is really far out.

  • Steve April 27, 2010 (1:21 am)

    Did you read your rant before you sent it?
    You’re right, calling a neighborhood the wrong side of the tracks is a judgment.
    Blaming an entire Ethnic group for a crime none of them committed, while calling them inbred, brain damaged, mental cases could possibly be the most offensive and unnecessary comment I’ve ever read here. I’m assuming the monitors of the blog will feel the same way and remove such a disgusting comment. You really should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Skeeter April 27, 2010 (7:53 am)

    Just to clarify – there is no section 8 housing in highpoint. Section 8 is a program that allows poor people to rent privately-owned homes with a subsidy to the landlord. The housing in highpoint falls into two categories. First, the Seattle Housing Authority owns a large number of units that are rented to lower income people. The SHA screens tenants and is responsible for enforcing rules. Second, there is market rate housing which has been sold to famililes with no government subsidy.

  • T-Rex April 27, 2010 (9:14 am)

    Granted HP looks better than it did a few years ago, but give it ten years and it will more than likely be the same steaming pile it was when I was a kid.

  • Really? April 27, 2010 (9:21 am)

    I have to say that I am appalled at the amount of racism and classism in our community. It makes me sad that these things are still an issue in this day and age.

  • gtothen April 27, 2010 (9:54 am)

    That comment is so inappropriate. People are amazingly ignorant. Why is it still on here? The thought that people might really believe somthing like this “it’s a well known fact” ??? And spout it with such authority is incredibly FRIGHTENING. Educate yourself or be quiet. Please.

    • WSB April 27, 2010 (10:08 am)

      Actually it’s out of here, gtothen, thanks for pointing that out. We monitor comments as best we can but unlike the Forums, we don’t have a “report this comment” button so it’s not as easy for folks to flag rule-breakers … TR

  • HolyKow April 27, 2010 (9:56 am)

    This is not the fault of a neighborhood at large. However, the reality (something that some people have a hard time addressing on this blog sometimes…) is that this area has a higher bad to good egg ratio than other neighborhoods in the direct vicinity. These establishments (ghetto mart et all (hey, don’t mess with the food bank, that place does great work and the people there are helping more people everyday than most of us do in a month!)) contribute to that, but they do not create it. Improve the area even more, close the contributing factors that cater to the low-lives in the area and make this a place where those hard working quality families can live in peace.

    The people that live in the government housing there have to go through a significant process to get that housing. And if they screw it up, they get the boot (see the perp and his herd getting kicked out because he almost killed this person).

    It sucks for the family, but he did not take them into consideration when he went bat guano crazy and tried to kill a woman, so that just compounds the a-hoe factor on this dirtbag.

    No remorse for that guy, everyone else is a looser on this one. The lady that was attacked, the child who had to see that, the family of the person that attacked them, and the neighborhood all were hurt by this.

    This is not a Somali issue, this is not a black issue, a white issue, a poor issue, and inbred cousin baby having issue, a ghetto mart issue, this is good people vs bad people.

    Make it better for the good people and the bad people leave or get thrown/priced out by the good people.


  • sarelly April 27, 2010 (10:18 am)

    Very sad this happened to the mother and her daughter – both have been traumatized, and it is one of those senseless random things that could happen anywhere. Are any plans being made for community support to the family?

    Meanwhile, I have to agree that corner market is creepy. I’d never get gasoline there, and hate walking past it. This place, too, could be anywhere, but it is what it is: a creep magnet, and an eyesore – not necessarily the fault of the owners. I wish the 35th commercial strip could attract a real supermarket.

    • WSB April 27, 2010 (10:22 am)

      Sarelly, see HP Neighborhood Association president Jennifer Cobb’s comment earlier in this thread – they’re working on the “how can we help?” question. And if anyone didn’t read the second part of the story, please note the Thursday night community meeting – a huge chance for people to bring forward concerns in person, after bringing them up in pixels.

  • HolyKow April 27, 2010 (10:28 am)

    Took some digging, but I found the great WSB article that shows how a neighborhood, good ole’ Delridge, took on that ghetto mart boat anchor syndrome, like the one we have on 35th and morgan, and turned that frown upside down! This is what the ownership of that property should take a look at:


    AND the original seattle times article the WSB was calling on:


    We are all better for quality community projects like this.


  • Mary April 27, 2010 (11:20 am)

    I just want to clarify. I see two problems here, and they are not necessarily related at all. The first is the attacker, who is indeed most likely just a person who has mental issues of some sort, unrelated to gang activity and the like. The second is some, not all, of the folks who hang out at the intersection at 35th SW and Morgan. Note that is NOT the same as the rest of the High Point neighborhood at all!

    The point with that corner is that there are a lot of people concerned about it, and it has been the location of multiple violent crimes.

    Any connection between the attacker and the market at this corner are merely speculation; as far as I can tell there has been no reports of a connection whatsoever.

    I don’t care what race or nationality anyone is, violence is not acceptable! I do think if I were Somali I would take offense at the comment above about the inbreeding.

  • burglarbustindad April 27, 2010 (11:36 am)

    Good points HK

    It is improper to blame this incident on any property or group of people.

    This discussion has raised the question of the South Seattle Market and its business practices. These business practices appear to contribute to bad behavior in the surrounding area. Fair enough?

    If I owned a commercial property where the community does not feel safe visiting, I would want to know.

    I will contact the South Seattle Market’s owner by mail, inform him of this discussion and ask that he participate.

  • westseattle1 April 27, 2010 (11:56 pm)

    ok first things first what this guy did is very wrong and tragic not to mention sick but that does not discount the fact that this man needed serious help i am a friend of the stabber and i know for a fact that he has serious mental struggles and it saddens me to see him go out on a note like this. i give thanks to the wonderful people who stopped him from killing her because i know for a fact that he would have killed her. with all this being said i dont understand how all of the comments discount the fact that high point isnt safe and this renovation did nothing but create a camouflaged sh** stain in west seattle people are still getting shot and just because you put really nice clothes on a rapist does not mean that he is a nice person. and i wish highpoint still looked ghetto because people who arent ghetto would at least have the brain power to know its a bad place. i think there should be stronger programs and more research for the mentally ill but instead us citizens sit back and talk sh** about the people not knowing what they have been through or who they are. ok now lets be honest highpoint is crappy and i know im gonna take a lot of sh** for this but im being honest, so now just take a moment and think of this areas history how would making nice new homes change the people that stay in highpoint. the “stabber” is not a bad person i know him very well he never ever and i mean ever would have hurt this poor woman if he was mentally stable its just sad to see that she got the short end of the stick. with everything being said im not on here to talk bad about any of the comments or the i just wanted to share my perspective.

  • Abdi A. April 28, 2010 (8:09 am)

    In reference to the comments above, I am glad that you mentioned that he was your friend, and was suffering quietly with his mental illness. But why didn’t the parent seek some help on his behalf?

    I know there are people with mental issues walking around HP, and this, to me, is a time bomb just waiting to explode. Then, we are back to square one, speculating the motive, blaming others and watch as mere bystanders.

    Remember the alleged kidnapper who assaulted,or attempted to assault a woman a few weeks ago? He is also a mental patient who lacks proper treatment. He might be evicted, but does this solve the problem in our community?

  • GN April 28, 2010 (8:31 am)

    I’m amazed at how everyone sits back and just condemns this community. I live across from HP but my heart goes out to that community. It’s so easy to just sit back and complain. If you’re really concerned about what HP will look like in 10 years, why not do something now? Why not go over to the Community Center and volunteer to tutor these kids? Why not pour into these families and make their lives better? Why not go to the park and play sports with them? Can you imagine the life most of these kids have come out of? Can you imagine making a difference?

  • sean April 28, 2010 (8:53 am)

    West Seattle is great and Highpoint is by far the most diverse and dynamic community on the west side. I’d rather live in HP then those areas where people come home from work, go into their gated property, and stay inside all of the time. Maybe you get a passing hello in the street but that is not what I’d consider a real community.

    Yes, HP is no perfect then anywhere else but I feel the contributions I can make here will have a greater positive impact then anywhere else. Those with a negative impression of HP thats fine but how does your talking down a place without participating in the community make you anything less than a sh** talker?

  • westseattle1 April 28, 2010 (10:44 am)

    (abdi) i truly dont know why the parent did not seek help the *stabber* is very hard headed and strong willed and he is very bright and caring it just goes to show that this society needs to put more effort into the mentally ill so we can all be aware of it and help these people who suffer.

  • HeyJoe April 28, 2010 (11:03 am)

    I don’t personally have an overall negative impression of HP, but in some areas around there (and within the community), problems do exist. There’s really no denying that and no it’s not singling out that particular community. Problems exist everywhere to one degree or another, but this story happens to be about High Point. That’s why people are talking about it. Is that really so wrong?

    Acknowledging problems does not necessarily make one a s%%t talker or a complainer, and it’s also worth noting that problems (of any sort) will never be solved if they aren’t first acknowledged.

  • West Seattle 2 April 28, 2010 (12:21 pm)

    I know the “stabber” and have for very long time he’s one of if not the nicest African American I have ever met never been in a gang or ver had any prior offences he has one of the biggest smiles I have ever seen and never takes it off his face I know what he did was wrong an uncalled for but at the same time he is in his early 20s and could very well be starting to suffer from schizophrenia which I believe could be a very good answer for this whole situation. Him and his mother living together in high point most likley don’t have the funds for him to get the right help he deservers just like I’m sure alot of other residents in high point have the same problem. All these people saying he should go away for 30 years ur wrong that’s going to help nothing he needs the help and treatment he deserves not get put behind bars. The whole incedent that happens is so random and not like him I believe the only explanation u can put on why he did this is because he didn’t get the help he needed in time and now this happend I hope he does get the help needs and not get put behind bars because he will get nothing there that he needs. It’s just sad all this has to happen because off lack of funds and acknowledgement of his condission… He is no were near a bad person I hope u guys see that too he just the help he deserves…

  • nuni April 28, 2010 (12:34 pm)

    You know..I used to have a friend who I thought was totally normal and then found out he molested a few kids. My point being, you really just don’t know what people are capable of.

  • West Seattle 2 April 28, 2010 (1:03 pm)

    And to add my cousin suffered from schizophrenia and he was diagnosed with it at age 23 and was hearing voices and he shot himself in the head thank god he survived. It just goes to show that disorder if u don’t treat it right it will make u have no care for human life. The ” stabber” I believed he did something wrong but is not in the wrong

  • m 3206 April 28, 2010 (7:16 pm)

    This young man [the stabber] was also a friend of my son.He has been in my home always pleasant and respectful and with his big smile.He works full time never has been in any trouble before.Lives with his Mama.He had been recently been treated for a mental condition that came out of nowhere.As I feel sorry for the victim and that poor child of hers that witnessed this attack.I want to let you know that I feel this attack was out of mental issues that were being addressed and maybe his meds weren’t what they should of been.Im sure it takes awhile to get the meds right all being said I hope the victim heals,but please think about this young man who is troubled with mental problems and was trying to make it right.

  • westseattlehighpoint April 28, 2010 (9:20 pm)

    I went to high school with this person, and you know what mental or not it’s wrong that he did it, how can you get the courage to just stab somebody? he deserves to get some kind of punishment for this. and i completely agree about the “ghetto mart”.

  • sean April 29, 2010 (6:45 am)

    I just heard about a family in Tacoma that was trying to sell a ring on Craigslist then attacked in their own home after being in touch with someone from Craigslist that wanted to purchase the ring. This is not the first time I have hear of someone being attacked after being in contact with another person on Craigslist. Craigslist must be the issue.
    It’s not the place it is the person or people that cause crime.

  • Mustafa April 29, 2010 (11:29 pm)

    Man that is just so wrong. Coulda been anyone.

  • karl April 30, 2010 (1:28 pm)

    hey, to all of you who say this is just brutal and wrong, i knew the suspect, he was a really cool kid and i never would have expected anything like this out of him, i agree that what he did was wrong, but you have to feel bad for his friends and family as well, no one saw this coming

  • westseattleweather May 1, 2010 (11:30 am)

    i think the person we should be feeling bad for is the person that was stabbed!

  • Tiffany Kosa May 1, 2010 (6:47 pm)

    ummm, why is he getting kicked out of his home. He hasn’t been proven guilty yet.

  • haole May 3, 2010 (8:47 pm)

    Love you Karl. Marcus still is a really cool kid and it makes me really sad to see everyone judge him so quickly. Something like this could have happened to anyone without proper mental health treatment. I trusted Marcus with my life, as he was one of my best friends. I lost contact with him over the past few months, and it broke my heart to hear that he is the suspect of this crime. I hope that he gets the help that he needs, and that his mother and family can remain in High Point without experiencing harsh stigma.

    On the other hand, I do feel horribly for the victim and her young daughter. No one should have to go through what they have been through, and I am glad to hear that the victim is back home and recovering with her family. I hope that everyone can move on from this traumatizing event in time.

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