Augusta man accused of stabbing roommate over messy kitchen

Posted Nov. 29, 2011, at 8:05 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 29, 2011, at 11:24 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Police say a dispute over a messy kitchen prompted an Augusta man to stab his roommate in the belly.

Malcolm Robert Moore was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing his roommate three times in the abdomen Sunday morning. He was being held at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

Witnesses told police that the 37-year-old Moore stabbed Aaron Francis Brunelle after he told Moore to clean up the mess he had made in the kitchen.

The Kennebec Journal reports that the 32-year-old Brunelle was flown to Central Maine Medical Center with what police described as life-threatening injuries. He was listed in good condition Monday.

Moore told police that Brunelle grabbed him in a headlock and punched him and he acted in self-defense.

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