Jury selection began Monday for an Everett-area man charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the Dec. 11 stabbing and shooting death of Gail Jubie.
If convicted as charged, Brandon Kenneth White, 20, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without possibility of release.
Prosecutors allege White showed up at Jubie’s home along Sunnyside Boulevard in east Everett wearing a business suit and intent on robbery. Jubie was repeatedly stabbed and shot. Neighbors who heard the violence spotted a man running from the scene, dressed in a suit.
White was arrested after officers followed a trail of footprints on the frost-covered ground from Jubie’s home to the home of White’s parents, two houses away.
Detectives found blood-splattered clothing in the home and also noticed that White was wearing a bloodstained baseball cap, carrying a bloodstained backpack, wearing bloodstained shoes and had blood splatters on his right ear, according to court papers.
White initially denied involvement in the killing, but later told investigators Jubie was killed by one of his friends, documents show.