Scott White, who's confessed to murdering former KIRO talk host Mike Webb will be arraigned on first degree murder charges Monday morning in the King County Courthouse, Rm. 1201 at 8:30a.
White has confessed, according to police, but the motive is still unclear. We've been told the homeless 28-year-old had a nasty heroin/meth addiction; a crime signature of those drugs are out-of-proportion crimes for small amounts of money.
(photo with permission of KIROTV)
What could be more disproportionate than a stab wound to Webb's chest; 3 stab wounds to the neck; one to the shoulder, and 5 lengthy lacerations across his face that resulted in a skull fracture consistent with blows from a double-bladed ax?
Could it be that Webb was so horrifically brutalized for his defunct credit cards, his DSHS food stamp card, "several electronic items" and some laptops the cops recovered at a Capital Hill pawn shop?
White, who's being held on $1 million bail, will either plea guilty or not-guilty. A not-guilty plea at this point doesn't mean much. It could mean his attorney needs more time, or... that his confession might have been improper in some way.
The charging papers say White was taken to a SPD Homicide Office interview room "where he was read his Miranda warnings... The defendant stated he understood his rights."
Later when confronted with some of the evidence, police say, "White made an equivocal request for an attorney. The detectives stopped their questioning and inquired whether the defendant wanted an attorney. After being given time to decide, the defendant chose to speak with the detectives."