Woman accused in Seattle machete attack may be behind fire


Seattle-region officers are investigating a girl for a fatal motel fire immediately after a new machete assault in the Capitol Hill community put her back on their radar.

Prosecutors in King County are using yet another glance at Ernanda Bendtsen, 32, in link with the blaze July 13 at the Hillside Motel that remaining two useless and injured five many others, news station KOMO claimed.

Bendtsen allegedly visited the motel two days prior to the fireplace with 24-calendar year-previous Jesse Puff.

The pair knocked on doors and claimed they experienced tracked a stolen laptop computer to the motel, officials explained.

Rick Castaneda, a motel safety guard, reported he remembers Bendtsen remaining there “because she’s the a single that produced the most problems about striving to discover her notebook.”

“She’s the a single that instigated [and] she’s the 1 heading to everyone’s door,” Castaneda said.

Bendtsen was in no way arrested in the scenario, but Puff was afterwards busted on charges of murder, arson and assault.

She resurfaced final week when she was arrested for allegedly slashing a protection guard, Wade Biller, in Capitol Hill.

The machete assault was in the very same district where by demonstrators established up the Capitol Hill Arranged Protest or “CHOP” zone right before the city cleared it in early July.

Prosecutors mentioned they are revisiting the Hillside Motel hearth circumstance to decide regardless of whether expenses can be submitted versus Bendtsen, KOMO News reported.

“We’ve obtained two birds with just one stone,” Biller said. “It’s a large amount to just take in and digest at this point.”