James Lindsey Charged With Murder of Roommate

By  //  June 11, 2013


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Christopher Earl of palm bay killed in fight

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James Lindsey was arrested for the murder of Christopher Earl last night at 551 Birch St. SW in Palm Bay, Florida.

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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – James Lindsey, 35, is in custody for murder and under a $500,000 bond after a late night fight with Christopher Earl ended in homicide, according to Palm Bay Police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez.

James Lindsey, 35, is in custody for murder and under a $500,000 bond after a late night fight with Christopher Earl ended in homicide, according to Palm Bay Police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez. (BCSO image)

James Lindsey, 35, is in custody for murder and under a $500,000 bond after a late night fight with Christopher Earl ended in homicide, according to Palm Bay Police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez. (BCSO image)

Lindsey faces a charge of Second Degree Murder for the death of Earl, 27, who was his roommate.

According to Palm Bay Police, shortly before 11 p.m. last night, Earl’s girlfriend called 911 to report a fight at her home located at 551 Birch St. SW. The woman lives there with Earl and another couple identified as Linsdey and his girlfriend. There were also children in the home.

PRONOUNCED DEAD AT HOSPITAL

The victim’s girlfriend attempted to intervene to stop the fight but was unsuccessful. When the victim became unconscious she called for help. When paramedics arrived at the home, Earl was not breathing and was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to Palm Bay Police.

JAIL-WATCH-435-3The investigation revealed the two men had been drinking alcohol, and at some point during the evening Lindsey became upset with the victim for unknown reasons. When the victim approached Lindsey and touched his knees, Lindsey attacked Earl and the fight began.

“It appears the suspect became annoyed with the victim and just took it way too far,” said Detective Virginia Kilmer. “The victim’s girlfriend tried to stop the fight, but was unable to do so.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Lindsey as he will face a judge at 1:15 p.m. today at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes. The charge of Second Degree Murder is a first degree felony punishable by up to life in prison if convicted.

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