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On Saturday, authorities responded to an apartment fire and a report of an unconscious man, when they found the suspected murderer, Ishmael Williams, covered in blood.
Ishmael Williams was 32-year-old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A Phoenix man is facing murder charges after police allege he stabbed his roommate in the neck before setting him on fire.
On Saturday, authorities responded to an apartment fire and a report of an unconscious man, when they found the suspected murderer, 32-year-old Ishmael Williams, covered in blood.
After the fire was put out, police discovered his roommate in one of the bedrooms with a gash in his neck and burn wounds, per the outlet. He died shortly after reported the victim, whose name has yet to be released, was found face down. A burned mattress, gas can, butcher knife, and bloodstains were also recovered from the scene.
Although the suspect denied his involvement in both his roommate’s murder and the setting of the fire, court documents read that “blood [was] discovered on his [Williams’] hands, calves, feet. Blood spatter was found on a pair of basketball shorts Ishmael was wearing,
Prior to the incident, Williams told police the roommates were arguing over how filthy the victim left the apartment and whether the victim would be able to pay his share of the month’s rent. In addition to a charge of first-degree murder, he also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, according to Maricopa County Jail Records.
Williams’ next court appearance is set for April 8.