Ohio State student indicted in fatal stabbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio State University student has been indicted on murder charges in what police say may have been a case of misplaced revenge and mistaken identity.

Columbus police said 23-year-old Alexander Delap apparently was trying to avenge an earlier attack on a friend when he allegedly stabbed to death 21-year-old community college student John Snyder on March 1 near the OSU campus.

The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday that Delap has been indicted by a grand jury on murder charges. Attorney information wasn’t available.

Police say Delap confronted Snyder and another person because one wore a jacket matching a description of someone involved in the earlier attack. Snyder, who died later at a hospital, told police he and his friend were in the area but weren’t involved.

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