Homeless man charged in Lafayette stabbing

Richard Burke (Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Richard Burke (Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A homeless man now faces multiple felonies, including attempted murder, after a stabbing earlier this month in Lafayette.

Richard Burke, 55, has also been charged with aggravated battery, battery committed by means of a deadly weapon, and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

Prosecutors said police arrived at an apartment on Main Street and found a woman with the blade from a pair of scissors sticking out of her neck. Officers said the woman had blood all over her arms and face.

According to court documents, officers identified Burke who admitted stabbing the woman saying he intended to kill her.

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