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