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Man arrested for murdering roommate

by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Stephen William KovacsPolice have arrested a man for stabbing his roommate to death Tuesday.

Stephen William Kovacs, 51, is charged with Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Kovacs is accused of killing Peter Conway John, 56, inside their residence at 5713 North Haight Avenue.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on John on Wednesday morning to determine the exact cause of death.

According to police, at 1:10 p.m. on March 4, North Precinct officers responded to the 5700 block of North Haight Avenue on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult victim suffering from a stab wound. He died at the scene.

Officers searched the neighborhood located a person believed to be the suspect, who was been taken into custody.