Prison inmate Byron Scherf, suspected of strangling corrections officer Jayme Biendl, 34, at the Monroe Correctional Complex has a long history of attacking women.
A staff psychiatrist at Western State Hospital who examined 30 years ago predicted that no amount of treatment or incarceration would curb Scherf's dangerousness.
"I feel that even after treatment for his rape tendencies he would still be of strong enough antisocial personality that he would continue to break the law," staff psychiatrist Donald Allison wrote in a March 10, 1981, report to a Pierce County judge.
The 52-year-old inmate is serving a life sentence without the possibility of release under the state's "three strikes" law.
The first came in 1978 when he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault after attacking a 16-year-old girl with a knife. He and two buddies picked up the girl as she hitchhiked in Tacoma. Prosecutors alleged Scherf intended to rape the girl.
He served two years of a 10-year sentence at the Monroe prison and was released in 1980.
Less than a year later, prosecutors charged him with kidnapping, rape, robbery and assault after he abducted a young Pierce County waitress at knifepoint, bound her, raped her, doused the room she was in with gasoline and set it on fire, according to court records. (She escaped)
Scherf pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and first-degree assault in May 1981 and was sentenced to a maximum of life in prison.
He served about 12 years in prison before being paroled.
Scherf later was convicted of abducting and raping a Spokane-area real estate agent in 1995: his third strike.
Then he kills a C.O at the Monroe Correctional Complex! ! Why was this animal not in solitary?!