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Man allegedly kills roommate with sword

8:17 AM, Jan 15, 2010   |    comments
David Brasure
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Venice, Florida - A 41-year-old Sarasota County man is jailed today, accused of using a sword to attack and kill his roommate.

Sarasota sheriff's investigators say David Brasure called 911 around 1 a.m. saying he needed help for his friend, who was cut and badly bleeding.

When deputies arrived at 114 Sunnyside Drive, they found 49-year-old Thomas Elliott had been stabbed with a sword.

He reportedly told rescue workers that Brasure "went crazy" and attacked him.

Elliott was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he died.

Investigators say they don't believe Elliott provoked Brasure before the attack.

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