Murder convict pleads guilty to stabbing boyfriend's ex-girlfriend

The Seattle Times is reporting that on November 13, 2009, Jaime Checkos was brutally attacked by Patricia Crowl in a Kirkland parking garage and that Crowl has now pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder. Crowl, a Seattle woman, was convicted more than a decade ago of killing another woman in a jealous rage over a man. "Checkos said she screamed for help as the stranger twisted the blade into her palm and slashed her face, back, neck and chest. After a few agonizing moments, the stranger ran off, leaving Checkos with 18 stab wounds." The Times reports that this was not a random act of violence. Patricia Crowl, "was dating Checkos' ex-boyfriend at the time of the assault and was driven by jealousy, according to prosecutors."

The Times continues,"On Monday, Crowl, 51, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder for the attack on Checkos. The plea came on the same day Crowl's trial was slated to start. She faces more than 20 years in prison when sentenced on Dec. 10, prosecutors said."