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Court documents: Man entered Ocean View bar covered in blood and bleeding saying he stabbed someone

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jun 02, 2015
Matthew T. Mangus

Matthew T. Mangus

Norfolk, Virginia - The Ocean View man was stabbed to death on June 2nd and court documents are explaining what led to an arrest.

David McDonald was found dead inside of his home.

"He will be sorely missed.  There's a hole in my world.  I look next-door and see his truck and feel like he had to be there, but he's not," said his friend and neighbor George Powell.

The warrant reveals 48-year-old Matthew Mangus admitted several times to stabbing 71-year-old David G. McDonald.

McDonald was found dead at a home on the 9300 block of Grove Avenue in the Ocean View section of Norfolk June 2nd morning, according to Norfolk police.

Police said dispatchers were notified of a possible stabbing around 2:00am.

New court documents indicate that Norfolk Police got a call just as Beach Pub on East Ocean View Avenue was closing on June 2nd.

Records state that a man was seen in the bar bleeding and covered in blood stating that he stabbed someone.

Officers said they tracked down that man, Matthew Mangus at a home about a mile from the bar on Grove Avenue.

Records state that he was sitting in a car outside the house with another man and stated "Yea that`s my landlord, he`s dead" and then went on to ask for a lawyer.

Inside the house, Officers found 71 year-old David McDonald dead in the hallway in a pool of blood.

Police searched the car and the house and took a lot of evidence including two knives and clothes and towels with red stains.

"There is not enough fire in hell for the person responsible for his death," said Powell. "He was a good guy ... maybe misunderstood by some people because he was quick to speak his mind."

Mangus was arrested for second degree murder. Mangus was already on probation for grand larceny when the deadly stabbing happened.

Friends said McDonald had let him move into his house just a few days before.

Now Mangus remains in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Mangus was already on probation for grand larceny when the deadly stabbing happened.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.