Suspect In West Seattle Homicide Met Victim For Sex

The 19-year-old arrested for fatally stabbing a West Seattle man earlier this week met the victim for sex and then drank, and smoked medical marijuana with him in the hours before the murder, according to a source familiar with the details of the investigation.

Around midnight on February 16th, police were called to a home in the 9300 block of 44th Ave SW after a woman heard her male partner, Robert Stabile, scream that he had been stabbed.

Police set up containment in the area looking for the suspect, but he managed to elude officers.

Stabile died at the scene from multiple stab wounds to the chest.

The next morning, around 11:00am, officers found the mud-covered 19-year-old suspect in a ravine near the scene.

According to the source, detectives interviewed the 19-year-old man, who told officers he had gone to Stabile’s home for a sexual encounter, and then drank and smoked medical marijuana Stabile had grown in his basement.

It’s unclear what led to the stabbing.

The 19-year-old suspect has not yet been charged, but is expected to appear in court later today.