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Vet charged with attempting to kill hospital worker
December 05, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Timothy Seith

A homeless 53-year-old veteran invited to stay with a Veterans Affairs hospital worker for a few weeks tried choking her to death because he felt she did not appreciate his house cleaning, according to prosecutors.

The 55-year-old employee asked Timothy Page Seith home because she knew he was a transient but prosecutors say on Nov. 27 he grew angry over what he perceived to be her lack of appreciation for his housework. He allegedly choked the woman with his hands and arm while saying he was going to kill her. She broke free and tried calling 911 but Seith knocked the phone from her hand and began choking her again, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

She was able to break free a second time and run for help. South San Francisco police arrested him nearby.

On Wednesday, Seith pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, assault and making threats.

He waived his right to a speedy trial and returns to court Jan. 29 for a preliminary hearing with a one-hour estimate. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Seith remains in custody without bail.

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102



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