Country Songwriter Fagan Charged With Murder
April 28, 2008 at 1:21 PM (PT)
NASHVILLE police have arrested Country songwriter RICHARD FAGAN and charged him with criminal homicide of his roommate and associate, who was found stabbed to death in their MUSIC CITY home on SATURDAY (4/26) night. The victim, 69-year old GAETANO OTERI, was the father to former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE actress CHERI OTERI.
Police reports state that both FAGAN and OTERI were intoxicated when they began arguing. FAGAN then stabbed OTERI with a COLT pocket knife. FAGAN then left the scene and was later pulled over and arrested on suspicion of DUI. While in police custody, OTERI's body was discovered and FAGAN confessed to the murder.
FAGAN has written many songs, including three number one hits for singer JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, "I Miss You a Little," "Sold" and "Be My Baby Tonight." For more on the story click here.