Melbourne Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Killing His Roommate Due To ‘Living Habits’

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Roommate Identified as 62-Year-Old Charles Burke

Melbourne Police have charged 62-year-old Anthony Cannone of Melbourne for second-degree murder for the death of his roommate, 62-year-old Charles Burke, after the suspect complained about his roommate’s living habits at a residence near 411 Rutgers Ave. in Melbourne, according to authorities.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have charged 62-year-old Anthony Cannone of Melbourne for second-degree murder for the death of his roommate, 62-year-old Charles Burke, after the suspect complained about his roommate’s living habits  at a residence near 411 Rutgers Ave. in Melbourne, according to authorities.

According to Commander Sean Riordan of the Melbourne Police Department, police received a call around 2 a.m. on January 25 about a man stating he just murdered someone.

The victim was reportedly sleeping in his bedroom when the attack took place where he suffered multiple stab wounds to the face and chest.

When officers responded to the residence, officers found the victim with several stab wounds. Emergency medical attention was enacted, as officers began applying pressure to several stab wounds on the victim until medical personnel arrived.

After interviewing Cannone, police say the suspect claimed displeasure with his roommate and his living habits, then decided to murder his roommate.

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The victim arrived at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne where he was stabilized and placed in an intensive care unit.

However, due to complications, Burke died on Feb. 2.

On Feb. 28, Cannone will stand before a judge for a hearing on the case.

NOTE: Cannone was initially charged with attempted murder, however, the death of Burke resulted in a re-file of the charge to second-degree murder.

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ABOVE MAP: Melbourne Police have charged 62-year-old Anthony Cannone of Melbourne for second-degree murder for the death of his roommate, 62-year-old Charles Burke, after the suspect complained about his roommate’s living habits  at a residence near 411 Rutgers Ave. in Melbourne, according to authorities.


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