Man charged in fatal stabbing

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

A local man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday morning. 

Lynard Jerome McCormick, 30, of the 1100 block of Juniper Drive, was charged with murder and held at the Lee County Jail under no bond, according to Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton. 

Police found Williams Amail Howard, 28, of the same address, lying outside of the Westrose Village Apartments with a puncture wound in his neck at 8:40 a.m., Layton said. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene. 

The victim reportedly stayed at the suspect’s apartment “on and off,” Layton said, adding that the two knew each other before the stabbing. 

Layton said authorities believe the victim was stabbed with a knife — or at the very least, a sharp object — but the incident remains under investigation.