Vt. Man Charged In Attempted Murder of Roommate, Police Say

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St. Albans Police Department

A 44-year-old Vermont man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his roommate early Monday morning, authorities said. 

St. Albans police responded to 15 Thorpe Ave. at around 5 a.m. after recieving a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, police said a man — identified as Rodney Lesperance — met officers at the door and showed them to a bedroom where another man was lying on a blood-soaked bed, bleeding from multiple stab wounds.

The victim received first aid and was sent to an emergency room before he was transported to a medical center, the police said in a statement.

Lesperance told officers the injured man was his rommate and that he was responsible for the injuries, police said.  

Lesperance is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge and being held at Northwest State Correctional Facility. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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