Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 6:44am.

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - The case of a Catawba County man accused of shooting his roommate to death and mutilating his body has been delayed until October. The Hickory Daily Record reported ( ) that 19-year-old Michael Anderson had a hearing scheduled Tuesday in Superior Court, but it was postponed until Oct. 3. Anderson is charged in the death of 36-year-old Stephen Starr of Mountain View, who died Feb. 14 of multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy shows that after Starr was killed, his body was mutilated and the word "JOKER" was carved on his chest and abdomen. Words also were written in ball point pen on his abdomen. Anderson has been held without bond since the death. He reported the death to 911, saying he had overdosed on an over-the-counter cold medicine. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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