September 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM
Man accused of fatally stabbing sister in SeaTac pleads not guilty
A 21-year-old man accused of stabbing his older sister to death last month pleaded not guilty this morning to a charge of first-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Ahmed Zerfu remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail. His next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25 at the King County Courthouse.
According to SeaTac police, Zerfu called police on the morning of Aug. 26 and told them his sister was “dead and they had stabbed her.” When police arrived at the apartment in the 3200 block of South 180th Street they found Zerfu bloody with multiple injuries and his sister, Medina Negato, 24, dead, police said.
Both appeared to have been stabbed numerous times, police said.
Police said investigators do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.
If Zerfu is convicted as charged, he faces a sentencing range of 264 to 344 months in prison.
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