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Columbia man charged with murder in stabbing death

Tuesday, the Boone County Prosecutor charged Anthony Shegog with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action for Monday’s stabbing death.

The court documents said police found a knife on the kitchen counter in Anthony Shegog’s apartment that was still wet from being washed. It said the water on the blade had a pink tinge to it that is consistent with blood in water.

Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight said Shegog lied to police.

Dan Knight, Boone County Prosecutor: “Officers from the Columbia Police Department spoke to the defendant. He said that he was asleep during this entire time period. There was an independent witness, though, that contradicted that statement and said that the defendant in fact was outside of the residence at the time.”

The court documents said police interviewed Shegog’s girlfriend who lives with him in the apartment near the intersection of Washington Street and Pecan Avenue.

She said she believes Shegog was jealous because Walter Lige had been talking to her. The documents said she saw Shegog stab Lige as she stood near the back door of her home.

A separate witness also said she saw Shegog walking on Pecan Street, and a short time later saw Lige lying on the ground, according to court documents.

Police found a video on Facebook that shows Lige on the ground behind the house at 801 Washington Street. In the video, Shegog’s girlfriend walks around Lige with blood visible on his body. Someone posted it to Facebook shortly before 2:30. Police arrested Shegog about a half an hour later and charged him with murder today.

Knight: “The range of punishment for murder in the second degree is between 10 years and 30 years or life. The range of punishment for armed criminal action is a minimum of three years up to any number of years.”

Knight said teh bond for Shegog is set at $1 million and is cash only. The investigation is ongoing and Knight said police are still interviewing witnesses.

Shegog is set to appear in court Wednesday at 1:30.

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