Apr. 17, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - A trail of blood, a bloody footprint, and blood stains on the wall.
The victim 20 year-old Richard Straus, running for help.
"There was a guy crying for help so we opened the door and he's covered in blood from head to waist. And he comes in here, lies down and we help him in. I grab a towel from the back, thinking we're going to get him to the hospital and that's when the police show up," says neighbor, Graham Cooper.
Investigators say the man had a fight with his roommate. Neighbors say 20 year-old Johnathon Etterer took a kitchen knife and stabbed Straus.
Etterer, of Birmingham, Ala. turned himself in to Auburn Police early Thursday at 1:00 a.m.
He has been charged with Assault 2nd degree and has been transported to the Lee County Detention Center.