Bail set at $1M for man accused in roommate's death

7:35 AM, Apr 27, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Augusta man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate has been ordered held on $1 million bail.

Michael Young, 40, was ordered held at a hearing Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Young killed his 46-year-old roommate, David Cox, on June 11. The two were in a relationship.

Authorities say there were signs of struggle in their apartment.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Young's attorney depicted the death as an accident. She told the judge that Young woke up to find Cox stabbed and believes he accidentally tripped and fell on a knife. His lawyer said Young was the one who called 911 and cradled Cox in his arms until authorities arrived.

The medical examiner said Cox's wound was "not consistent with an accidental stabbing."






















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