Man Gets Eight Years In Fatal Leschi Stabbing

A 54-year-old Seattle man who pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend was sentenced Friday to eight and a half years in prison

Dennis R. Hart pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter charges on Nov. 3 in the stabbing death of Regina Calip-Elix at the couple’s Leschi-neighborhood apartment.

In court documents, prosecutors say Hart called police just before 10 p.m. Dec. 16 to say he had just stabbed Calip-Elix at their home, in the 300 block of 28th Avenue South.

Arriving at the apartment, officers found Calip-Elix in a pool of blood at the residence door. She was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.