A 41-year Fairbanks man died in Eagle after being stabbed multiple times Saturday night.
Michael Eugene Stevens, 35, of Eagle, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of fourth-degree assault for the incident. He is being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center on $500,000 bail.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Fairbanks court Monday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers responded to Eagle after a village health aide called to report Mickey Andrew Roberts had been fatally stabbed by Stevens.
Roberts' wife told troopers that Stevens had been assaulting a woman and that Roberts intervened and stopped the assault. Stevens then cornered Roberts in the living room, and Roberts fell to the floor with multiple stab wounds.
The woman Stevens allegedly assaulted told troopers that he hit her in the face and Roberts came to her defense. The health aide confirmed the woman's face was swollen and bruised.
The crime scene was unsecured and Stevens was inside the house for several hours before troopers arrived, according to the complaint. Responding medical personnel told troopers Roberts had initially been found face up in the middle of the living room. Roberts' body had been moved before troopers arrived and was outside the home near a side door and partially wrapped in a tarp. Roberts had four stab wounds on the left side of his stomach and a smaller stab wound on his right rib cage.
Troopers found numerous blood stains in the living room, kitchen and entryway and several knives on the floor, though it is not known if any of the knives were used in the attack.
Stevens had a large amount of blood on his right pants leg but claimed he didn't remember what happened. When told multiple people said he had stabbed Roberts, Stevens said he must have done it and had ruined his life, according to the complaint.
Contacts staff writer Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.