Accused South Park Killer Taken to Harborview After Swallowing Pencil During Trial

Isaiah Kalebu, the man charged with murdering Teresa Butz and brutally attacking her partner in their South Park home in 2009, was taken to Harborview earlier today after he swallowed a pencil during his trial.

Kalebu was watching his trial on TV from a room on the top floor of the King County Courthouse–he has been barred from appearing in court due to his disruptive behavior–when a guard saw him swallow a small pencil.

It appears Kalebu was not seriously injured.

Although Kalebu has a history of mental illness, the court has determined he is competent to stand trial.