O’BRIEN — Aligning a satellite dish turned into an altercation and a stabbing death Saturday morning in O’Brien.
Travis William Stalvey, a 36-year-old from O’Brien, was arrested and charged with homicide - negligent manslaughter, following the incident in the 18000 block of 161st Road.
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect went to the house of 60-year-old Lawrence Earl Corbin, his former father-in-law, to help align his satellite dish.
While in the backyard, the suspect told authorities the victim suddenly attacked him, grabbing him around the neck with both hands, the SCSO report states.
The suspect said he was able to break free and grabbed a knife that he had holstered on his belt and stabbed the victim twice in the abdomen, according to the report.
The report states that the victim asked several times during the struggle, “Travis, what are you doing?”
After the two men struggled over the knife, the suspect regained control of it and stabbed the victim in the right neck and shoulder, the report states.
According to the report, the victim was now lying face down on the ground with trouble breathing.
The suspect, though, stabbed the victim again in the right shoulder/neck area, telling authorities he stuck the weapon in “as far as possible and twisted the knife in order to inflict a more severe injury,” the report states.
The suspect said he stabbed the victim the final time to end his suffering, according to the report.