A US Navy medic is facing murder charges for allegedly stabbing a man more than 40 times in his Washington, DC, apartment, according to new reports.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Collin Potter was busted by police Sunday in connection with the death of Vongell Lugo, 36, NBC Washington reported.
Police responded to a call at Potter’s apartment building on Wisconsin Avenue Northwest near Washington National Cathedral around 4:15 a.m. Sunday.
They found Potter, 26, naked and covered in blood while standing over Lugo’s dead body. Lugo was also nude and covered in a blanket, authorities said.
The victim, from DC, was stabbed 40 times in the neck and upper chest and seven times in the abdomen, court documents said.
Potter allegedly told police he had consumed alcohol and marijuana, the filing said. While handcuffed, the serviceman allegedly asked cops to kill him and told them he wanted to die.
He was charged with second-degree murder.
Multiple bottles of booze were found in his apartment and investigators also discovered a bloodstained knife in a butcher block and another knife in a sink that had its tap running.
Potter enlisted in the Navy in September 2010. The Marines said he is assigned to the Marine Corps’ The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia.
Friends of Lugo told NBC he was openly gay. In the past, he ran the men’s department at Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase, Maryland.