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Independence police release name of stabbing victim
INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (WKRC) -- The suspect in a fatal stabbing at a New Year's party in Independence appears in court Thursday morning. 25-year-old Matthew "Matty" Smith is charged with murder. A judge ordered him held without bond.
Police were called to a home on England Drive Wednesday at 7 a.m. They found 39-year-old Eric Schreiber stabbed to death in the backyard.
Officers found Smith cleaning off his arms and hands when they arrived. While Schreiber was stabbed during an altercation, they haven't said if they know what led up to the crime.