Philip Walker, 56, of Mustique, was charged with second-degree murder following an investigation by the Suffolk County Homicide Squad, according to a release from the Suffolk County District Attorney.

Walker and his alleged victim, Jimmy Vaughan, 63, both lived in a group home at the Shirley Motel at 681 Montauk Highway in Shirley, according to the district attorney’s office.

On Friday, June 30, around 5 p.m., a witness reported to police that Walker had stabbed Vaughn in the motel room.

When paramedics arrived, they found Vaughan outside the room. He was bleeding from his left chest and abdomen.

Vaughn was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Video surveillance allegedly showed Walker going in and out of the room where Vaughan was stabbed.

After the incident, the district attorney’s office said Walker fled the scene. He was arrested Sunday, July 2 at the home of a family member in North Amityville.

“This defendant allegedly killed Jimmy Vaughn in cold blood,” District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a statement.

“I thank prosecutors and the Suffolk County Homicide Squad for their swift investigation and arrest of this defendant, who will now be brought to justice.”

Walker was arraigned on Monday, July 3, on second-degree murder charges.

He has been remanded in custody without bail to reappear in court on Friday 7 July.

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