Squabble over Jacket Leads to Fatal Stabbing at Retirement Home

Roosevelt Shaffer, 72, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Raymond Robinson, 69, at the Bethel Terrace Senior Living facility, according to police and prosecutors.

Robinson was stabbed in his chest about 10 a.m. Friday and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died about an hour later, authorities said.

The men, who were friends, lived at the facility at 900 W. 63rd St., prosecutors said.

Shaffer allegedly stabbed Robinson in with a boning knife after they argued about a jacket in the hallway outside Robinson’s room, according to court records.

…After the stabbing, Shaffer went to his apartment, had a cigarette and washed the boning knife he used to stab Robinson, records show.

72-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing friend at retirement home. Chicago Sun-Times, 2/18/2014.

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