Augusta man who stabbed roommate over messy kitchen found not criminally responsible

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 9:58 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A judge has ruled that an Augusta man who stabbed his roommate was not criminally responsible by reason of mental disease.

Malcolm Robert Moore on Tuesday was ordered held at Riverview Psychiatric Center in the custody of the commissioner of the Department of Health & Human Services until he is deemed unlikely to cause harm to himself or others.

The Kennebec Journal reported Moore was indicted in February on a charge of aggravated assault on his roommate, Aaron Brunelle.

Prosecutors say Moore and Brunelle got into a fight last November after Brunelle told him to clean up a mess he made in the kitchen. Brunelle survived.

A mental health professional said Moore was not taking his medication at the time.