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Roommate fight over missing food ends in fatal stabbing

Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 02:25 AM

A man was charged arrested Tuesday morning after St. Petersburg police said he fatally stabbed his roommate during an argument over missing food.

The men lived at a transitional house at 2860 First Ave. S. run by New Faith Free Methodist Church, police said.

Corey Lamont Walker, 36, told his three roommates Tuesday morning that someone was stealing food from his room, police said.

Walker blamed roommate Anthony Kimball Smith, 56, and an argument ensued, police said.

Another roommate flagged down a passer-by and asked them to call police, who were notified about 9:40 a.m.

Walker retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen and stabbed Smith once in the upper chest, police said. Smith later died at Bayfront Medical Center.

Walker was arrested at the home without incident.

The knife used in the stabbing was recovered in the kitchen sink, police said.

Walker was charged with second-degree murder.