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Documents reveal graphic details of Shorewood homicide

CREATED Jul. 26, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 26, 2013

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  • Washington is being charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Clarence Charles.

SHOREWOOD - A newly released criminal complaint identifies 21-year-old Homer Washington as the suspect in Shorewood's first homicide in 20 years.

Washington has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, as well as operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Court documents detail a tumultuous Tuesday afternoon when 57-year-old Clarence Charles and Washington argued over another man. Clarence accused homer of "fooling around". After things calmed down, Clarence "wanted to have sex,” so he and Homer went into the bedroom.

When Homer couldn't perform, Clarence got angry and went into the kitchen. He came back with "a knife in his hand". The two men struggled, then Clarence told Homer "Your life is over." But it was Clarence's fate that would be sealed when Homer choked him and stabbed him 13 times in the abdomen, neck, and throat.

Homer panicked and ran. He jumped out a window, got in Clarence's car, and drove off...leaving Clarence for dead.

The families of those involved declined to comment. Homer Washington faces life in prison if he's convicted.

You can see the full criminal complaint by clicking here. It does contain graphic content.