Suspect in Pioneer Square fatal stabbing charged with murder
SEATTLE — King County prosecutors filed charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder Tuesday against the man accused of randomly stabbing two people in Pioneer Square Friday night.
Investigators say Troy Wolff, a Shoreline Community College teacher, and his girlfriend, Kristin Ito, were walking through Pioneer Square when Donnell D. Jackson approached them and began stabbing Ito in an unprovoked attack.
Wolff attempted to intervene but was also stabbed and later died from his injuries.
Prosecutors say the charges against the 44-year-old man include a deadly weapon enhancement.
Jackson remains in jail with bail set at $2 million.
On Monday, Jackson declined to appear in court.
Arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the King County Courthouse.
Officers say, when they arrived on the scene Friday night, Jackson admitted to being schizophrenic, and claimed his victims were trying to kill him.