Editor's Note: This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. Friday with information from the probable cause statement.
Two O'Fallon men are charged with murder for allegedly stabbing a man during an attempted robbery last week.
According to police, Peyton K McAnelly, 20, O’Fallon, and Avery Cornuelle, 18, O’Fallon, attempted to rob a man on the 800 block of Blackberry Lane on June 8.
were called to the home at 4:57 p.m. in reference to assault.
The victim, Joseph Givens, 54, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries from multiple stab wounds to his head, neck, and upper torso. Givens died Friday, according to O'Fallon Police.
As O'Fallon Patch , police say the victim made contact and had agreed to meet with the two suspects through a social media site.
According to a probable cause statement filed by O’Fallon Police, both men admitted planning the robbery and being present when the man was stabbed. The two planned to steal cash, credit and debit cards, according to the statement.
Cornuelle told police he was there when McAnelly stabbed Givens in the neck and then he ran away. McAnelly also told police he was present when the victim was stabbed and then he fled the area.
Police said in the report that Cornuelle later boarded a train in hopes of leaving town.
Earlier this week, McAnelly was charged with Accessory Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action, with a bond of $200,000 dollars. Cornuelle was charged with Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action, with a bond of $200,000 dollars.
The St Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has amended the charges on both suspects to Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Attempted Robbery 1st, and an additional charge of Armed Criminal Action.
Patch Editor Joe Scott contributed to this story.