He’s blaming crack:
Judlin told police he’d been smoking crack cocaine earlier in the evening, according to court documents. He told officers he stabbed his wife several times on their bed, then lay on top of her face to stifle her screams.
Prosecutors say Judlin “told officers that he regularly smokes cocaine … and just ‘clicked’ and stabbed Earlycutt to death without provocation.”
Judlin is being held on a $1 million bail, and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Update: In regards to Elvis’s question below, I contacted Dan Donohoe from the King County Prosecutor’s office, and that they are still considering amending the charges to 1st degree murder, with a decision coming “at a later date”. Judlin’s arraignment is scheduled for July 21st.