WENY News - Student indicted in fatal stabbing of university freshman

Student indicted in fatal stabbing of university freshman

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A Binghamton University student has been indicted in the stabbing death of a fellow student in a campus dormitory.
  
The Press and Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton reports 20-year-old Michael Roque was indicted Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.
  
Roque is accused of stabbing 19-year-old freshman Joao Souza in his dorm room April 15. Court records show Souza was stabbed multiple times with a knife around 10:23 p.m.
  
Prosecutors have yet to reveal a motive, but university police have said the stabbing was not a random act.
  
It is unclear whether Roque has a lawyer.
  
University officials fast-tracked the planned expansion of campus security cameras after Souza's death citing feedback from students and faculty.

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5/15/2018 11:18:49 AM (GMT -4:00)

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