PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A sobbing woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of another woman at Panther Lake.
Amber J. Debord, 33, of Chochester is accused of brutally killing Michele L. Burton, 36, with whom she admittedly hoped to have a sexual relationship.
Debord was jailed for investigation of second-degree murder after Burton was found dead on Thursday. Prosecutors said evidence of premeditation led to the filing of the more serious charge on Monday.
Debord refused to talk to deputies but told a corrections sargent that she met Burton at the Bethel Saloon last Wednesday night. Burton was on a date with a man at the time.
Debord, who stated that she is a bisexual, said she hoped to have a lesbian relationship with Burton. She also said she had too much to drink that night.
Burton's date told detectives that Debord approached the couple and engaged them in small talk at the bar. Debord and Burton eventually went outside together to smoke a cigarette, then went together to the bathroom.
A bartender later told detectives that the women locked the door of the bathroom and stayed inside for 30 some minutes.
Burton's date said he and the two women decided to head back to Burton's home in the 4400 block of Panther Lake Road West, where they continued to drink.
At one point, Burton's date said he went into the bedroom and found the two women naked in bed and kissing, he said. The man said Debord turned violent and began pushing both himself and Burton, prompting him to leave the home.
Deputies said Burton's date is not a suspect in the case.
Several hours after the man left, a 911 call made by a "hysterical female" led detectives to the home. Detectives said Debord made the call just after 2 a.m. Thursday and said "I think someone is dead."
Upon arriving, deputies found Burton's partially-clothed body outside the home. Burton was covered in blood, and clumps of bloody hair were scattered around the front yard, according to the statement of probable cause.
I guess this woman needs some lessons in saying " I had a good time and like you, you should call me sometime."