Suspect in Pioneer Square fatal stabbing charged with murder

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.


Shoreline Community College teacher Troy Wolff, stabbed to death Friday night in Pioneer Square.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  • joe

    The streets of Seattle are filling up with filth, I feel really bad for the girls employed at Stabucks forced to stand out front with the coffee pot handing out samples; they are being put in danger by the stupid manager who just thinks that this town and the world are like Disney land.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.