Um wow. Just when you don’t think you can possibly hear of someone being more stupid, you read this story. I can no longer write. I’m still laughing.
A Monroe man allegedly was amazed when told his estranged wife’s boyfriend survived a Nov. 30 knife attack, Snohomish County prosecutors said Thursday.
“What? I thought I stuck him like a pig … What do you mean he’s alive?” Marshall N. Byers, 28, allegedly said after his arrest.
Prosecutors included Byers’ alleged statement when they charged him in Snohomish County Superior Court with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.
Police think Byers broke into his estranged wife’s house in Monroe and stabbed her boyfriend in the chest and back while he was sleeping. The man, 28, was treated for five knife wounds, deputy prosecutor George Appel said in court papers.
Byers was tracked down in Eastern Washington after he reportedly bragged to a truck stop clerk that he was “on the run,” and she later called police.
When questioned by detectives, the defendant was surprised the stabbing victim was still alive and also told detectives that he had “premeditated the whole thing,” writing about it in his journal, Appel said.
When detectives examined a notebook containing what they believe are Byers’ writings, they found a passage wishing his estranged wife an “unspeakable” death.
“Her boyfriend, HA HA HA Boy o Boy he sure doesn’t have a clue what’s coming,” the passage allegedly continued.
Byers also allegedly told police he was high on methamphetamine during the attack, Appel said.
Well, at least he’ll make their job really easy for them. I love how it says police *think* he broke in and stabbed the guy. Um, wow. Talk about your honest criminal. Someone should sew his mouth shut for his own good.