A house in which two Kenyan sisters were attacked by an 85-year-old woman in Seattle, Washington on December 19th was on Monday, December 30th razed down by an inferno.
The house, in the 2000 block of Southwest 306th Lane in Federal Way, went up in flames in the wee hours of Monday morning, according to The Seattle Times.
Federal Way Police spokesperson Cmdr. Kurt Schwan confirmed this was the same house where Beverly Lorraine Jenne, 85, allegedly shot and killed Janet Oyuga and wounded her sister, Angela. Schwan added that detectives had finished processing the crime scene before the fire broke out.
Police officers called to the house on December 19th found Janet and Angela shot while Jenne was on the bed with an electrical cord around her neck. The owner of the house told police that Jenne had lived there since the home was built in 1979, but it went into foreclosure in March and was sold at a public auction in November 2019.
The new owner was renovating the house and had entered into a lease-to-own agreement with the two Kenyan sisters, who decided to host Jenne until she found another home.
Police said Jenne was not appreciative and left a note in her car saying she was forced to kill Janet because “Janet is not a very nice person” and “I think she was getting ready to evict me and I’m 85 and no place to go.” Jenne was charged last week with first-degree murder and first-degree assault and remains in King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
King County fire investigators are yet to release a report on the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.