Suspect Confesses to Stabbing, Killing Man in Loudoun County Mansion: Deputies

The victim was killed during a break-in at his home, authorities said

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A suspect turned himself in after a man was stabbed to death during a break-in early Sunday morning at his home in a luxurious community in Leesburg, Virginia, authorities say.

Deputies responded to the home in the 40800 block of Newton Place in the Barclay Woods neighborhood just after 4:30 a.m. after someone reported a stabbing inside the house, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

The victim was 46-year-old Michael Fadely, the sheriff's office said. His fiancée was also stabbed. She was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday afternoon and is expected to survive.

The sheriff's office said the suspect, 22-year-old Melvin H. Wasike, was taken into custody less than two miles away in the Leesburg area after he called to turn himself in.

Wasike was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and breaking and entering while armed with intent to commit murder.

A suspect was arrested after he called to turn himself in for the crime, police said. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

The victim's father said he couldn't believe his son, part-owner of a technology company, was taken in such a violent way by a stranger.

"We certainly never thought something would happen to your children. It's not supposed to be that way. Parents don't expect to be burying any children," Robert Fadely said. "He was a great son. He was kind. He always wanted to help people and do things for other people."

Barclay Woods is a sought-after community with homes ranging in price from nearly $600,000 to nearly $2 million, according to real estate sites. A five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home on Newton Place sold for $1.8 million in late October, records show.

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