Augusta man faces murder charge in roommate’s stabbing

Posted April 10, 2012, at 11:54 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — An Augusta man has been charged with fatally stabbing his roommate in June.

In an indictment unsealed Monday, 40-year-old Michael Thomas Young was charged with murder in the death of David Cox.

Young called police on June 11 to say Cox was dead in the apartment they shared, but he was not initially charged with the stabbing.

Cox, an Army veteran, was reportedly stabbed in the chest. The men had lived in Augusta for about two years, and neighbors said they heard the men argue frequently.

The Kennebec Journal reported that Young was arrested last week in Key West, Fla. hiding in a shower at a trailer park. He is being held there pending extradition.

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