Those who knew the STA stabbing victim said he was trying to turn his life around. Officials identified Sean Oie as the man stabbed to death at the STA Plaza on Saturday afternoon.
Employees at the Johnson Inn on Division Street said Oie worked for them as a maintenance man. He had quit a few months prior to his stabbing. Those who lived at the Johnson Inn described Oie as a nice person.
The owner of the Kalico Kitchen next door to the Johnson Inn said Oie was friends with his employees and would stop by often.
Baziotis said Oie checked out of Brownstone work release. He said he gave him a deal on some furniture from his thrift store about six months prior to his death. Baziotis said Oie had moved into a South Hill apartment. Baziotis said Oie was once in trouble with drugs but was trying to turn his life around.
Oie’s criminal history included five misdemeanors and nine felonies from King and Snohomish Counties. Many of the felonies were drug related, according to his records.