Teen blames killing on OD of cough drug

Alex Brown Contributor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, N.C., Feb. 16 (UPI) — A North Carolina teenager confessed to killing his roommate, blaming an overdose of cough medicine for making him “go mad,” police said.

Michael Anderson, 19, has been jailed in Catawba County on murder charges since the body of Stephen Starr, 36, was found in Starr’s Mountain View home Monday, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Authorities say Anderson called 911 early Monday and said, “I shot him three times and then I used an axe and mutilated his body.”

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