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Wash. C.O.'s Killer Gets Death

May 15, 2013  | 

The Washington inmate convicted of strangling a corrections officer in a prison chapel received a death sentence from a jury this afternoon.

With the sentence, Byron Scherf becomes the ninth man on Washington's death row. A Snohomish County jury on Thursday convicted Scherf, 54, of first-degree murder for strangling Officer Jayme Biendl, 34, with a microphone cord in January 2011.

The death sentence must receive mandatory review from the state Supreme Court.

Members of Biendl’s family hugged after the jury’s verdict was announced in a packed courtroom that included numerous corrections officers, reports the Seattle Times.

Tags: Corrections, Death Penalty Cases, Cop Killers


Comments (8)

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Bob@Az. @ 5/16/2013 3:31 PM

So this perv gets to spend the rest of it's sorry life being fed, clothed and taken care of by the State of Washington. He joins a list of turds that should have been executed years ago. Another Kalifornia. Blues, Stay Safe.

Chuck @ 5/16/2013 3:33 PM

Dont wait too long to kill this POS. Thank you jayme and may god bless you and your survivors

HAL ADLEMAN @ 5/16/2013 4:03 PM

He's on death row in WA state. Do they actually execute anyone up there? Or is it like CA's "death row" where no one gets executed because the CA Supreme Court doesn't like the death penalty and uses every excuse to delay things for decades. (At the moment, things have been delayed for the better part of a decade because the CA Supremes claim it's difficult to figure out a protocol for lethal injection. Difficult? Any anesthesiologist could give a painless protocol off the top of his head.)

Tom Ret @ 5/16/2013 5:45 PM

Hal-This guy will face being hanged or injected which occurs on occasion
in Washington. Killing a guard, especially a women, will not endear him to those guarding him before his execution.

Capt. Crunch @ 5/16/2013 6:07 PM

You got that right Tom, either way the POS is off the street.

Scott @ 5/16/2013 7:17 PM

Holy crap, the state of Washington has capital punishment?

Rosario Medina @ 5/16/2013 8:44 PM

This piece of crap , has proven himself extremely dangerous, shouldn't be allowed to live for another moment !! Washington take that into account !! By some fluke someday, he may be successful again, and the blood will be on your hands !! Do the right thing and exterminate this vermin. Erase the possibility, of something like that happening again

Matt @ 5/18/2013 5:11 AM

Rest in peace Officer Biendl. I hope you Washington executes this scumbag sooner rather than later.

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