51-Year-Old Man Faces Trial for Fatal Stabbing at Bakersfield Motel

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — A judge has made a ruling allowing the case to move forward against a 51-year-old man who is accused of carrying out a fatal stabbing at a motel on Union Avenue.

During a preliminary hearing on Friday, the judge determined that there was sufficient evidence to proceed with a trial for David Nutt, who is charged with first-degree murder. A hearing has been scheduled for later this month to set a specific trial date.

The incident took place on May 18 at La Mirage Motel, where Nutt allegedly stabbed 47-year-old Moses Lee Campbell.

According to police reports, a witness stated that the stabbing occurred just outside a room while Campbell was leaning against a railing. Campbell sustained a stab wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Approximately 30 minutes after the incident, Nutt was apprehended without any issues, as reported. Police reports also mention that a large kitchen knife was discovered on a roof near the motel.

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