Housemate arrested in fatal stabbing of 61-year-old man

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ENCANTO STABBINGSAN DIEGO — A 29-year-old man was in custody Friday accused in the fatal stabbing of a 61-year-old housemate in San Diego’s Encanto neighborhood, police said.

Sean William Heatherly of San Diego allegedly knifed the 61-year-old man during an argument at a group home in the 600 block of Fergus Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

“It has not been confirmed what the altercation was about,” homicide Lt. Mike Hastings said.

Officer found the victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, lying in a courtyard outside the house. He died at the scene,

Heatherly was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.


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