The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Fernando Rosales, a 23-year-old Army Sergeant, has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a man he met on Grindr.
Rosales told police he murdered Sean Crescentini, 30, after the man became aggressive on Saturday morning. According to Rosales, they’d been having sex — but then Crescentini started “saying things to demean him.”
When Rosales tried to get dressed, Crescentini allegedly lunged at him and punched him twice in the face. Rosales threatened to give his license plate to police, which apparently further agitated Crescentini.
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After an attempt to use Siri to call the police, Rosales says he grabbed a kitchen knife and waved it around, hoping Crescentini would leave. Allegedly Crescentini stayed, and so Rosales stabbed him.
Rosales was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder soon after police arrived at the scene.
He’s currently free on a $50,000 bond, and will appear in court on August 26.