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Man Told Woman She Needed to Die While Sharpening Butcher Knife, Police Say

David P. Knight was charged with harassment and first-degree trespassing after police said he refused to leave the woman's home.

A St. Peters man faces criminal charges after police said he sharpened a butcher knife at a woman’s home while threatening her life.

David P. Knight, 55, of St. Peters, was charged March 1 with harassment and first-degree trespass.

St. Peters Police said an officer, at the woman’s request, warned Knight to leave the woman’s home in the first block of Coach Drive in St. Peters Feb. 28. Knight began to leave. The woman then said Knight had verbally abused her and threatened her over the course of six weeks.

The woman said that on Feb. 27, Knight was sharpening a butcher knife with a sharpening rod as he told her she needed to die.

Knight then came back to the home and said he decided not to leave. The officer then arrested Knight.

Bail for Knight was set at $20,000, cash only, and he is to have no contact with the victim.

If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.

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Keepalowprofile March 23, 2013 at 11:04 PM
He was arrested for a threat he made a month ago? This seems a bit shaky to me, Why didn't she call 911 a month ago?

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