Stabbing suspect charged with murder, "I didn't kill nobody"


by Othello Richards &

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 21 at 6:24 PM

SPOKANE-- A Spokane man went before a judge Tuesday accused of murder. Police say he fatally stabbed a man in downtown Spokane this weekend.

We talked to the suspect Monday in jail.  He told us he did not stab anybody. 
Tuesday the judge found probable cause to charge him with murder.

Early Sunday morning police say they found a man lying in the street near Howard and 3rd with two apparent stab wounds to the back.  Officers identified the man as 23-year old Casey Anderson.

Authorities say an ambulance took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to court documents, investigators observed blood stains on the door and door frame of 34-year-old David Fagundes' apartment. 

Court papers say Fagundes admitted to officers he had an argument and a violent struggle with Anderson inside around midnight.

Documents say during the fight, Fagundes stated both of them fell to the floor and Anderson fell on top of a butter fly knife.

In jail Monday Fagundes told us at no time did he stab Anderson. “We wrestled and fought all the way out the door and when I finally got him out of my house, he ran off.”

One neighbor tells us  she heard from others in the building, after Anderson left Fagundes' apartment he went to  another unit upstairs.

According to court documents, almost five hours have the fight, several witnesses saw Anderson staggering near Howard and 3rd then fall to the ground.

The judge set bond for Fagundes at  $100,000. He's scheduled to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty next week.