Guilty Plea In Fatal Central District Stabbing

Seattle Times:

A 54-year-old Seattle man who fatally stabbed his girlfriend in December pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to first-degree manslaughter.

Dennis Hart called 911 from a pay phone in the 2300 block of South Jackson Street to report that he had “just stabbed his old lady,” according to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court. Hart gave dispatchers his name and directed police to the couple’s apartment in the 300 block of 28th Avenue South.

Police found the victim, Regina Calip-Elix, 49, laying in a pool of blood in the doorway of the ground-floor apartment, charging documents said. Police also found a blood-covered knife on the floor nearby, court papers said. Officers found seven knives on the floor.

Calip-Elix, 49, later died at Harborview Medical Center.