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St. Louis man charged with samurai sword killing

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Seth Herter is charged with first-degree murder and held on a $1 million bail. (Credit: SLMPD) Seth Herter is charged with first-degree murder and held on a $1 million bail. (Credit: SLMPD)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV/AP) — A St. Louis man is charged with killing another man with a samurai sword and then stealing the victim's cellphone and sport utility vehicle.

Seth Herter, 29, is jailed on $1 million bond on a charge of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 55-year-old Christopher McCarthy, who lived near the suburb of Fenton. McCarthy was found dead Thursday night in Herter's apartment in the 3300 block of Hereford St.

Police later found Herter with "blood all over his clothing." Police say Herter admitted killing McCarthy and said he was traveling to Mexico. Authorities didn't describe a motive.

Herter also was charged Saturday with armed criminal action, stealing a motor vehicle and theft of a cellphone. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

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