Man confesses to stabbing, setting Waco AT&T worker on fire

Waco man arrested Tuesday for stabbing, setting AT&T worker on fire

WACO, Texas -- A Waco man was arrested Tuesday for killing a local AT&T worker and setting him on fire nearly two years ago.

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Waco Police said Zachery Lamone McKee, 28, stabbed, cut and struck Kenneth Wayne Cleveland, 61, multiple times before lighting him on fire in the 500 block alleyway behind and between N. 14th Street and Novelty Street on April 22, 2016.

McKee became a suspect early in the investigation and has since confessed to the murder -- providing detectives with details only someone with direct knowledge of the homicide could have known, according to his arrest warrant. The warrant was served late Tuesday afternoon when McKee was transported to the McLennan County Jail from the Falls County Jail, where he was already in custody for another matter.

The warrant said McKee was able to corroborate information that was previously unknown, and investigators were then able to substantiate that information. 

"Murder cases such as this are extremely complex and complicated investigations," Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swnaton said. "[The] Waco Police Department's Special Crimes Detectives and our Crime Scene Unit worked tirelessly to obtain probable cause to get a warrant issued for the suspect's arrest."


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