Erie man who allegedly stabbed and burned another arraigned today

John Poole Junior to be formally arraigned today

The case is moving forward in court for a man accused of stabbing another man to death.

John Poole Junior is formally arraigned on murder charges today.  Poole is charged with stabbing 46 year old Robert McCarthy to death in his apartment at 539 East 9th Street in February then burning McCarthy's body to 'destroy' the evidence.

Poole is heading to trial on several other charges, including abuse of a corpse.


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