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Originally published Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

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Everett jury see video confession in murder trial

Jurors in the aggravated murder trial of Byron Scherf in Everett watched a video of him Tuesday confessing to strangling corrections officer Jayme Biendl (BIN'-dul) in the chapel of the Washington state Reformatory.

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EVERETT, Wash. —

Jurors in the aggravated murder trial of Byron Scherf in Everett watched a video of him Tuesday confessing to strangling corrections officer Jayme Biendl (BIN'-dul) in the chapel of the Washington state Reformatory.

Scherf says he first planned to beat up Biendl over something she said to him, but became angry and decided to kill her.

KIRO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/13tPkL7) Scherf refused to say what set him off.

Scherf could face the death penalty if convicted in the trial that began May 1 in Snohomish County Superior Court.

The 54-year-old Scherf is a convicted rapist who was already serving a life sentence in January 2011 when the 34-year-old Biendl was killed. He cooperated with investigators but stopped because he says he was denied jail privileges that had been promised.

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Information from: KIRO-FM, http://mynorthwest.com/

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