An intruder who was stabbed to death after breaking into a gym owner’s house had been planning to sexually assault his wife and video tape it, according to reports this week.
Ken Boonstra was stabbed to death by a 26-year-old woman while her husband struggled with him in their Washington home.
Police have now revealed that Boonstra, 48, had a camera and tripod in his pocket when he broke into the couple’s home.
The couple, who own a local branch of a gym, are not being identified because they are the victims of a crime. The wife’s mother and the couple’s seven-month-old daughter were both in the home at the time of the attack.
The Seattle Times reports that the fatal early morning break in on May 13 was not the first time that Boonstra had been in the couple’s home.
He went into the house 12 hours before the attack and threatened the wife, grabbing her by her ponytail and demanding all of her money.
She didn’t get a good look at him because her hair was grabbed from behind, West said. She was slapped and punched in the face and suffered an ankle injury as she was dragged by her hair.
‘This guy apparently grabbed her by the pony tail, swung her around, robbed her, and then either slapped or punched her in the face,’ said Sgt Cindi West, spokesman with King Country sheriff’s department.
At the time, that was $41 cash, and her left the house.
The wife called police to report the robbery and was understandably frazzled. The recording of the call hears the dispatcher tell her to take a deep breath and reassures her that police are on the way. She responds: ‘I just want them to be here… I’m sorry, I’m just so scared.’