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Published May 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Byron Scherf


In this undated photo provided by the Washington State Department of Corrections, Byron Scherf. A convicted rapist accused of strangling a corrections officer to death with an amplifier cord in the prison chapel is standing trial on charges that could carry the death penalty if he's convicted. The aggravated murder trial began Wednesday May 1, 2013 in Everett, Wash., for Byron Scherf. The convicted rapist already was serving a life sentence when he killed Jayme Biendl in January 2011 at the Washington state Reformatory in Monroe, Snohomish County prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Washington Department of Corrections, File)
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