Jayme Biendl http://kplu.org en Inmate sentenced to death in prison guard slaying http://kplu.org/post/inmate-sentenced-death-prison-guard-slaying <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A 54-year-old inmate has been sentenced to death for killing a Washington state corrections officer in a prison chapel two years ago.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/search/google/byron%20scherf?query=byron%20scherf&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ay-awufi-sb8&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">Byron Scherf</a> is a convicted rapist who already was serving life in prison when he attacked and strangled <a href="http://www.kplu.org/search/google/jayme%20biendl?query=jayme%20biendl&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ay-awufi-sb8&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">Officer Jayme Biendl</a>&nbsp;with an amplifier cord in January 2011.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:12:19 +0000 The Associated Press 8783 at http://kplu.org Inmate sentenced to death in prison guard slaying Inmate who killed prison guard could face death http://kplu.org/post/inmate-who-killed-prison-guard-could-face-death <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The same jury that convicted a Monroe Reformatory inmate of aggravated murder for strangling a prison guard starts work Monday in Everett on the penalty stage of the trial to determine whether Byron </span>Scherf<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;"> will be executed.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Snohomish County jurors were told during the trial that the convicted rapist was already serving a sentence of life without parole in 2011 when he strangled Jayme Biendl in the prison chapel.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:41:50 +0000 The Associated Press 8753 at http://kplu.org Inmate who killed prison guard could face death Thursday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-13 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Carpool Tolls Likely on I-405</strong></li><li><strong>Not Guilty Plea in Prison Guard Murder Charge</strong></li><li><strong>Grand Jury Request by Woodcarver&#39;s Family</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>I-405 Carpool Tolls Coming?</strong></p><p>As drivers get ready to pay new tolls this spring to cross the Highway 520 floating bridge &ndash; <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014517787_405tolls17m.html">more tolls could be on the way</a>.&nbsp; State lawmakers have proposed charging cars with only one or two people in them to use carpool lanes on I-405 from Lynnwood to Bellevue.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:05:53 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1016 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines Prosecutors seek death penalty in murder of prison guard http://kplu.org/post/prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-murder-prison-guard <p>Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe says he&#39;ll seek the death penalty if Byron Scherf is convicted of aggravated murder in the death of Monroe prison Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl.</p><p>In announcing his decision Tuesday in Everett, Roe said jurors &quot;should have the opportunity of imposing the ultimate punishment if they see fit.&quot;</p><p>Biendl was strangled Jan. 29 in the prison chapel. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:55:43 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1001 at http://kplu.org State releases disciplinary records for inmate charged with murder http://kplu.org/post/state-releases-disciplinary-records-inmate-charged-murder <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957401.mp3</p><p>We&rsquo;re learning more about the Washington prison inmate charged with killing a female correctional officer in January.&nbsp; Prison disciplinary records were obtained for Byron Scherf. They show two major violations, but not for hurting others.</p><p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:44:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 991 at http://kplu.org Monroe inmate confesses to killing guard Jayme Biendl http://kplu.org/post/monroe-inmate-confesses-killing-guard-jayme-biendl <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951880.mp3</p><p>Byron Scherf, a convicted rapist already serving a life sentence has confessed to the killing of Monroe Reformatory guard Jayme Biendl. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:23:31 +0000 Gary Crawford & Charla Bear 780 at http://kplu.org Monroe inmate confesses to killing guard Jayme Biendl Wednesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-9 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Thousands Mourn Slain Guard as Investigations Continue</b></li><li><b>Pierce Transit Ballot Defeated</b></li><li><b>School Votes Mixed</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guard's Memorial Draws Huge Crowds</strong></p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:58:10 +0000 KPLU News Staff 748 at http://kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines Services for Monroe guard Jayme Biendl today http://kplu.org/post/services-monroe-guard-jayme-biendl-today <p>A public memorial procession and service for Officer Jayme Biendl, the Monroe Correctional Center guard killed two weeks ago at the prison, is expected to attract thousands of mourners in Snohomish County today.&nbsp;</p><p>A motorcade will carry Biendl's body through Monroe beginning at 10:30 a.m., then along Highway 2 into Everett, culminating at the Comcast Center downtown around noon. The public memorial service is set to start at 1 p.m,&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:14:57 +0000 KPLU News Staff 735 at http://kplu.org Services for Monroe guard Jayme Biendl today Monday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-7 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Prison Guard's Memorial Tomorrow</strong></li><li><strong>Pierce County Misses Out on Thousands in Census Count</strong></li><li><strong>Seattle Planning for Memorial to Native Woodcarver</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Service for Officer Jayme Biendl on Tuesday</strong></p><p>Thousands of mourners are expected at Everett's Comcast Center tomorrow for Officer Jayme Biendl's memorial. The Monroe Correctional Center guard was killed two weeks ago in the prison's chapel. An inmate, serving a three-strikes felony life term remains the prime suspect. The Herald of Everett reports <a href="http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110207/NEWS01/702079943">the service will touch many lives, and many Snohomish County communities</a>:</p><blockquote><p>A motorcade is planned, with the route visiting the Monroe Correctional Complex where Biendl worked and then heading into Everett on U.S. 2. That journey is expected to last from about 10:30 am. to noon.</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 15:09:19 +0000 KPLU News Staff 727 at http://kplu.org Monday morning's headlines Corrections chief changes policies after Monroe guard's murder http://kplu.org/post/corrections-chief-changes-policies-after-monroe-guards-murder <p>The state Department of Corrections is changing some of its procedures in response to the killing of a female guard at the Monroe prison last weekend.</p><p>Jayme Biendl was found strangled in the prison's chapel last Saturday night. An inmate has been arrested in the killing.</p><p>Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail said Friday <a href="http://www.doc.wa.gov/news/pressreleases/2011/docs/020411initialchangesfollowingdeath.pdf">that prisons will immediately</a>:</p><ul><li>begin counting staff members whenever an offender is missing;</li><li>officers will begin regular check-ins on guards who serve at duty posts alone;</li><li>conduct drills on the use of silent alarms on the hand-held radios that guards carry.</li></ul><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:20:51 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 717 at http://kplu.org Corrections chief changes policies after Monroe guard's murder