Police: Jealous Wash. woman tries to kill again

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 7:30 PM

A Seattle woman who was convicted of killing a romantic rival is accused of trying to kill again in a jealous rage over a man.

Patricia Crowl was charged with attempted first-degree murder last week. Police say she used text messages to lure her new boyfriend's ex to a parking garage and attacked her. The woman called 911 with her cell phone to say she had been "stabbed everywhere"; she survived after being rushed to a hospital.

Crowl, 50, was freed from prison in 2006 after serving time for second-degree murder for using a wrench to kill a woman named Shawn Beatrice Wallace who had been dating Crowl's then-boyfriend. Crowl hid Wallace's body under her house then dumped it in a ravine.

Crowl is being held on $3 million bail.