Man Guilty in Roommate's Slaying

From a Times Staff Writer

George Meadors was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday, nearly a year after he stabbed his roommate in a Northridge apartment.

Meadors, 52, was acquitted of an original charge of second-degree murder. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charles Peven in San Fernando scheduled sentencing for April 10.

Angry words between Meadors and roommate Daren Carter led to the fatal stabbing in May 2002 in an apartment in the 8700 block of Canby Avenue that belonged to an acquaintance of the men.

Meadors fled after the stabbing, but police found him at the apartment that he shared with Carter in the 15900 block of Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys.

Carter was pronounced dead a short time later at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

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