HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown police say a man kept his roommate’s body in a bedroom closet for four days after killing him.

Darrell Hicks, 53, remained behind bars on $750,000 bond after a bail review Monday. He’s charged with second-degree murder.

Investigators say Hicks acknowledged stabbing Darrin Pressman, 45, in their downtown apartment May 30.

He allegedly told police his instincts took over when Pressman came out of a bedroom with a large kitchen knife. Police say he told investigators that he grabbed the knife and stabbed Pressman several times.

Pressman’s girlfriend found the body on Friday. She told police she pushed her way past Hicks to check on an odor coming from Pressman’s room.

She says Hicks had told her on the two previous days that he didn’t know where Pressman was.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. Not Likely says:

    Too bad that his “instincts” didn’t also tell him to call 911 and report the stabbing in self-defence.
    Putting the corpse in the closet for 4 days is a “dead give-away”.
    No matter how you slice it, it comes up “murder”.

    1. Kurt says:

      I was thinking the same.

  2. Liar says:

    ok class today we are going to learn the word “Liar”….someone who makes up a story to keep from going to Jail or avoid the Death Penalty…”Liar” and man does this loser ever fit the profile ……look up the word Liar and his picture is right next to it

  3. letstellthetruth says:

    It was never said that his now dead roommate came after him with the knife,suppose the dead roommate had the knife in his room to cut open a box or something like that and then was returning the knife to the kitchen when his roommate grabbed it and killed him,My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the man who lost his life.

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