By: Rachel Pulaski
On January 6, 2013, 22 year old Jason Paul was found stabbed to death while riding his bike home in Clearwater, Florida. After stabbing Paul multiple times, the assailant left him for dead during the midnight hour. After months of searching for his killer and offering a $10,000 reward, the killer has been arrested. On Thursday, 16-year-old Mychal King was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder. King has a long criminal history and was already in jail for previous crimes. King admitted to killing Paul “for no reason” other than having “a hard day”.
ABC Action News reported:
Police said King admitted to killing Paul for no reason other than he had a hard day with his family that night of January 6, and “just wanted to kill the first person he saw.”
Police say 22-year-old Jason Taylor Paul was stabbed multiple times while riding his bike home from work late.
Jason’s parents, John and Renee Langfritz had been distraught since the news of Paul’s death, and desperate for closure, even offering a $10,000 reward for information.
Renee described her son as an intelligent, loving, funny man. She said his sudden loss has left a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
“This coward, truly a coward, who would leave a young innocent man to die alone in the dark in the middle of the street, must be caught,” she said at the time.