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A Loudoun CO stabbing suspect stopped by the victim’s house prior to Sunday murder

On Sunday early in the morning around 4:30 AM, a man kicked the door and broke into a luxury home, killed a man, and injured his fiance in their own house in Leesburg, VA. The suspect stopped by the house several times prior to the incident. According to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office,

The suspect, Melvin H. Wasike (22) from Fairfax County is charged with fatally stabbing Michael Fadely (46) and severely injuring his fiance. Wasike approached Mr. Fadely’s house on Saturday and the deputy stopped him to leave and Wasike told the sheriff that he was looking for someone.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy and the homeowner checked the perimeter of the house and other security measures to make sure the house was secured late Saturday. However, Wasike broke into Fadely’s house with the intention to kill the owner of the home, according to WTOP news.

Authorities had served a search warrant at Wasike’s family’s home Sunday afternoon, Wasike called 911 to turn himself but hung up the call, and turn off his phone. The sheriff’s investigation has started from his phone and found his vehicle in the area of Foxden Lane, and took him into custody without further incidents.

Wasike’s father said to NBC Washington which is affiliated with WTOP, his son has been suffering from a mental disorder for a long time. Wasike is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

Fadely’s father said his son was a good man, and that he has taken care of who is needy. He mentioned on the news that his son and the suspect did not know each other.

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