Byron Scherf 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 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