Police say fatal stabbing was not self-defense

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 8:31pm
Staff reports
Leo Knowles

A Goodlettsville man is facing charges stemming from the June 28 fatal stabbing outside a Hermitage bar — an incident that he claimed was self-defense, Metro Police said Thursday.

Leo Knowles, 30, is facing second-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of James Pigue, 53, outside Double E Bar & Grill at 4957 Lebanon Pike.

At the time of the incident, police said Pigue and Knowles got into a verbal argument inside the bar. Knowles was asked to leave, and Pigue followed him out. They got into a fight outside that ended when Pigue was stabbed.

Pigue, of Templewood Drive, was transported to Summit Medical Center where he died.

Knowles is free on $50,000 bond.

4 Comments on this post:

By: pandabear on 10/2/09 at 7:13

The guy's up on murder charges and out free on bail ?

What kind of idiotic "justice" system is that ?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 8:13

Monte Wakins was the judge who made that decision.

By: nothingbutagthng on 10/2/09 at 9:07

you guys need to brush up on the constitution.... also for what he is charged with bail is about right to begin with

By: Herm37076 on 11/6/11 at 10:31

Verdict was not guilt.