Fairfax man arrested in stabbing death
A man who was stabbed to death in Fairfax County Monday afternoon has been identified as Kenneth J. Russell, and his roommate, who called police to notify them of the crime, has been charged with murder.
Russell, 55, lived in a garden apartment in the 7900 block of Audubon Avenue, just off Buckman Road in the Hybla Valley area of southern Fairfax County. A search warrant affidavit filed Tuesday said that police received a call at 3:07 p.m. and that the "caller stated he had killed his roommate."
Officers arrived to find Russell dead of multiple stab wounds, police said. His roommate, Calvin Johnson, 47, was taken into custody and questioned. Johnson was later charged with murder, and is being held in the Fairfax jail without bond.
Police declined to describe the circumstances or the motive for the killing. Russell's death was the second homicide in Fairfax this year.
| February 1, 2011; 4:24 PM ET
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