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Chambersburg man held on $500K bond in stabbing

April 17, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Chambersburg man was being held on $500,000 bond in connection with the stabbing of another man early Wednesday at a South Main Street apartment building, the Chambersburg Police Department said.

Terence Murphy, of 272 S. Main St., Apt. 1, was charged with one count each of criminal attempted homicide and aggravated assault, according to a police department news release and court documents.

Officers said they were called at 2:36 a.m. for a report of a stabbing at 272 S. Main St., Apt. 12.

The victim, Rodney Seville, 54, of 272 S. Main St., Apt. 12, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Seville was treated at the hospital and later released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

In the affidavit of probable cause, police said they found Seville seated in a chair and bleeding heavily from his abdomen.

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Seville allegedly told police Murphy stabbed him.

“Seville stated that he was just sitting at home watching television when he heard a knock on his door. He went to answer his door, and Murphy reached around and just stabbed him in the stomach,” police wrote in the affidavit, quoting the victim.

Seville alleged Murphy did not say anything.

According to the affidavit, Murphy told officers, “I just killed Rodney” when they asked him what happened.

He allegedly said Seville was “a horrible man and a killer.”

Murphy used a folding-style knife approximately 4 inches long, police said.

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