According to court records and the 911 call, McFarland confessed to stabbing Hacker during an argument. Schiavone IV said evidence expected to be presented a trial includes a self-defense expert and testimony about the drugs Hacker had in his system at the time of death.
“The alleged victim tested positive for drugs of abuse,” said Schiavone, who added it is a case of self-defense.
In the 911 call, McFarland identifies himself to the dispatcher in a strained, out-of-breath voice.
“I need an ambulance,” he says in the call. “I attacked a person that I was living with, I need an officer to come and arrest me.”
In the 911 calls, McFarland says he used a weapon and stabbed Hacker in the shoulder. Hacker ran from the scene, according to McFarland, who told dispatchers he put the weapon on the ground outside and said he would lie down and wait for officers.
A woman called 911 from a neighboring residence and told dispatchers a man approached her and said that “he has been stabbed with a knife, he is bleeding. He needs an ambulance.”
Hacker was taken to Atrium Medical Center, where he died.
Monroe police said McFarland told investigators he went into his room and retrieved a knife/axe combination weapon, then confronted Hacker in the hallway.