Bond set at $100k for teen accused of fatal stabbing over Snapchat message

Bond set at $100k for teen accused of fatal stabbing over Snapchat message

A 16 year old accused of a fatal stabbing over a Snapchat message was granted a $100,000 bond on Friday.

Matthew Fischer was charged in the January murder of 17-year-old Lucas Cavanaugh.

In addition to the bond, the judge ordered GPS monitoring, therapy and no internet access unless it's used for educational purposes.

Fischer is on house arrest at his parent's home and cannot have visitors without an adult family member there.

Court documents state the Jan. 18 incident started when Fischer, who was visiting his girlfriend in Park West, saw she received a Snapchat from Cavanaugh on her iPod. Fischer then used his girlfriend's iPod to message Cavanaugh, eventually saying "Come over" and "I'll kill you man," affidavits state.

According to documents, Cavanaugh arrived at the residence and the two got into a physical altercation. During the fight, Fischer pulled out a knife from his right pant pocket and stabbed Cavanaugh in the torso, investigators say. 

Mount Pleasant police then responded to the 1600 block of Baltusrol Lane in Park West. 

The responding officer saw Cavanaugh lying on the ground with extensive wounds from cuts to his abdomen. Along with Cavanaugh, were two female subjects who were sitting with the victim.  Investigators say one of the females told the officer that Fischer was the suspect. 

According to the woman, Fischer came into her house with a bloody knife, dropped the weapon in the home and ran away. The woman said she then picked up the knife, ran out of the home, saw the victim lying on the ground, and called 911. 

A police report states a fireman approached the responding police officer and told him that the suspect's mother was on scene and needed to talk to him immediately.  According to Mount Pleasant police, the mother said she did not know what happened, but had the suspect in her vehicle. 

Officers then approached the vehicle and called the suspect out at gunpoint. Police say Fischer then complied and was taken into custody.

According to the Charleston County Coroner's Office, Cavanaugh of Sullivan's Island died at the scene from a stab wound.

Police say Fischer confessed to the stabbing on video, and provided a written confession.

In addition to murder, Fischer has also been charged with possession of a knife during commission of a violent crime. 

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