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Originally published Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:40 PM

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Suspect in vaudeville performer's slaying held on $500,000 bail

A 19-year-old man from New York state who arrived in Seattle four weeks ago was ordered held on $500,000 bail Thursday, accused of fatally stabbing a West Seattle vaudeville performer early Wednesday.

Seattle Times staff reporter

A 19-year-old man from New York state who arrived in Seattle four weeks ago was ordered held on $500,000 bail Thursday, accused of fatally stabbing a West Seattle vaudeville performer early Wednesday.

Angelo G. Felice waived his appearance at a bail hearing Thursday afternoon before King County District Court Judge Vicki Seitz. A King County deputy prosecutor, who requested Felice's bail be set at $1 million, told the judge that Felice has possible mental-health issues and that he recently arrived here from New York, where he has a prior second-degree assault conviction.

Felice, who remains in custody in King County Jail, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, which is also the deadline for filing formal charges.

The victim, 60-year-old Professor Hokum W. Jeebs — whose real name was Robert Stabile — died from multiple stab wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

According to the probable-cause statement filed by police, Jeebs' partner told officers Jeebs had left his house in the 9300 block of 44th Avenue Southwest, picked up an unknown man and returned to the house around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Shortly after midnight, Jeebs screamed in pain, ran into his partner's bedroom and told her he'd been stabbed in the chest, the statement says.

Jeebs died at the scene, according to police.

Police searched for a suspect, and a K-9 unit followed a track to a nearby ravine, where the track ended, the statement says. At approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a witness called 911 to report seeing a suspicious man covered in mud near the ravine, according to the statement.

When officers arrived, the man said he was looking for his sister's dog, the statement says.

But investigators somehow learned of a "prior contact between the suspect and the victim regarding a future sexual encounter," according to the statement. On the night of the homicide, Jeebs and Felice allegedly drank and used drugs together, according to the statement.

The statement doesn't state a possible motive for the stabbing, but indicates there was a medical marijuana grow operation in the basement.

Felice, who is homeless, apparently left Jeebs' house between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Wednesday, the statement says. Felice denied hurting Jeebs, according to the statement.

Jeebs, a street performer in San Francisco in the 1970s, also worked for a time as a performer at Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Tokyo, according his online biography on the Puget Sound Theater Organ Society's website. A gifted piano player, Jeebs moved to Seattle in the early 1990s and co-founded the now-defunct Hokum Hall, which has been renamed Kenyon Hall.

Sara Jean Green: 206-515-5654 or sgreen@seattletimes.com

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