Man indicted in fatal stabbing

Sunday, May 5, 2002

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A St. Louis County grand jury has indicted a man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate, who police say was trying to prevent the suspect from stabbing himself.

Timothy McDermott, 22, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing death of Matthew Knoerle. McDermott remains jailed on bond. The indictment was handed down Friday.

Investigators said McDermott was depressed over a breakup with his girlfriend and was trying to cut himself.

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