A Florida construction worker is involved in killing his boss throughout a debate that may have been sparked by politics, authorities told.
28-year-old Mason Trever Toney fatally stabbed his friend and boss, 28-year-old William Steven Knight, to death at a worksite near Orlando along the Florida Turnpike.
Knight and Toney had been debating earlier that morning as they rode into work together, possibly regarding their opposing political views – with Toney “anti-government” and Knight a supporter of President Donald Trump.
Investigators discovered a brand-new American flag and its packaging located near Knight’s body after his murder.
Toney probably killed Knight with a spade just after the pair arrived at work, according to the affidavit. The men had appeared to a job site earlier Monday, coworkers who noticed the slaying told investigators.
The workers then noticed Toney standing over Knight as the man shouted for aid around 10:30 a.m., Ramirez mentioned in the affidavit.
Witnesses told that they noticed Toney “repeatedly stabbing” Knight with a trowel, the affidavit states.
Toney then “started to advance” on the witnesses who witnessed the slaying with what they thought was a knife.
He also defined other workers at the site “terrorists” before escaping the scene in a white Dodge Ram truck, authorities announced.
Charges And Sentences
Mason Trever Toney captured by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on late Monday in the stabbing of William Steven Knight, at a worksite near Orlando along the Florida Turnpike, deputies declared on Twitter.
Toney charged with first-degree murder. He remained detained without bail Tuesday at the Orange County Jail, online records reveal.