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Man facing felony charges after scuffle that left another man with sliced throat

Published 1:03pm Thursday, August 29, 2013

An argument over a woman took a turn for the worst last Saturday, leaving one man near death.
According to police, officers responded to Russell Medical Center to find David Milam Mitchell, 55, of Alexander City, with severe wounds to his throat.
“The victim had a severe laceration to the throat area – it was laid open, cut all the way across,” said Det. Corp. Michael Howell, with the Alexander City Police Department.
A few hours later, Kim Eric Sasser, 50, of Alexander City, turned himself in to police.
Sasser was charged with attempted murder, a Class A Felony. His bond was set at $50,000, and he remains in the Tallapoosa County Jail.


“The offender and the victim knew each other,” Howell said. “From talking with everyone involved in the situation, the argument started over a girl and escalated to an attempted murder.
Howell said the incident occurred at Sixth Street Extension. Police searched the residence and found drops of blood and a broken bottle – tell tale signs that some sort of scuffle.
Under the Code of Alabama, attempted murder occurs when “under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, he or she recklessly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death to a person other than himself or herself.