Fight between roommates ends with a stabbing, Illinois man accused of murder

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May. 10 2021, Published 12:32 p.m. ET

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Alcohol and fighting played contributed to an incident where one person stabbed and killed his roommate in Illinois, according to authorities.

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Carlton D. Underwood, 48, is accused of stabbing his roommate, Thomas L. Turner, 39, with a butcher knife on April 30, Fairview Heights Police Department said in a press release.

Domestic issues and alcohol caused the fight between the roommates, police said.

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Authorities said Underwood ran after Turner with a knife and stabbed him in the upper chest when he fell.

Several neighbors witnessed the fight and stabbing between Turner and Underwood, police said.

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Underwood was found inside the home and taken into custody, police noted. He was charged with three felony aggravated battery charges, according to authorities.

An additional charge of first-degree murder was filed against Underwood, authorities said.

Underwood is being held at the St. Clair County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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