Fight over food led to fatal stabbing, police say - FOX 13 News

Fight over food led to fatal stabbing, police say

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

A southwest Florida man has been charged with second-degree murder after authorities say he fatally stabbed his roommate for stealing his food.

St. Petersburg Police said 36-year-old Corey Walker was angry on Tuesday morning, telling his roommates that someone was stealing food from his room. He blamed Anthony Smith and grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and allegedly stabbed Smith once in the chest.

It happened at a transitional house run by a local church where the two men were living at 2860 1st Avenue South.

Another roommate flagged down a passer-by and asked them to call police.

The 56-year-old Smith died at the hospital.

Walker was arrested at the home without incident. The knife was recovered in the kitchen sink.

Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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