KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing at a Knox County residence Sunday.
Michael Capre, 30, is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated arson in the fatal stabbing death of 35-year-old Lacy Bishop.
According to court records, the incident occurred Sunday, July 7 at 7:22 p.m. at a residence on Southfork Drive; the Capre allegedly stabbed Bishop in the neck, killing her. A witness says they saw Capre coming out of the residence just after hearing screams; he was covered in blood and carrying a large knife in his hand. Capre also allegedly set the house on fire after telling his wife he was going to set the fire and die.
Court records also state Capre admitted to stabbing the woman, who has not yet been identified.
Christina Capre, the suspect’s wife, said she wasn’t home when the incident happened.
When she got to the trailer, it was already surrounded with law enforcement and first responders.
Christina Capre said the victim was a friend that was staying with them temporarily.
WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more about this incident and will update as more details are confirmed.