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Intruder Stabbed to Death by Washington Woman: Attacker Planned to ‘Abduct and Rape wife’ Who He Attacked Earlier

Criminal: Ken Boonstra, 48, has been identified as the man who broke into a young couple's home and was killed during a struggleMeghan Keneally and James Nye report:  Criminal: Ken Boonstra, 48, has been identified as the man who broke into a young couple’s home and was killed during a struggle

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.’

Fighting back: The couple, whose names are not being revealed because they are the victim of a crime, fought back against the attacker who had attacked the wife 12 hours earlier also in their homeFighting back: The couple, whose names are not being revealed because they are the victim of a crime, fought back against the attacker who had attacked the wife 12 hours earlier also in their home

The problem therein appears to be that he became familiar with both the house and the woman prompting him to return later that night with the apparent intention of sexually assaulting or abducting her.

The wife was not the only woman involved in the attack, as initial reports also stated that her mother was also involved, along with her husband.

The family went out to dinner that night and then went to bed by 10pm after ‘triple checking’ the locks on every door.

Hours later around 1.40am, the husband woke when their dogs started barking.

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