DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – Broward Sheriff’s deputies didn’t have to look too hard to find the person responsible for stabbing a homeless man to death in Deerfield Beach.

He was waiting for them at the scene of the crime and anxious to admit to it, according to the sheriff’s office.

Just after 7 a.m. Saturday, deputies were sent to the 2400 block of N Ocean Drive after a man called to say he had killed a homeless man.

When they arrived, they found 23-year old John Stabile sitting on the curb with the suspected murder weapon in his waistband.

Stabile reportedly detectives he stabbed a man the alley between Rattlesnake Jake’s and the Sea Girl shop, and then waited for him to die before calling to report the murder. Stabile said he didn’t know the man but seen him around the area and had been thinking about killing him for a couple of weeks, according to the sheriff’s office.

Stabile reportedly told detectives he saw the man Saturday morning, went to his nearby apartment, grabbed a large butcher knife, then went back to find the man and kill him.

Stabile said he wanted to go to jail for the rest of his life, according to the sheriff’s office, and if not he would kill again.

Stabile was charged with one count of murder in the first degree and is being held without bail.


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