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Man accused of stabbing his employer to death along the Florida Turnpike

Detectives say Mason Trever Toney, 28, believes the government is "out to get him", and he killed his boss, who is a supporter of President Trump.
Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Mason Trever Toney

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla — Update: According to the arrest affidavit, deputies found a brand new American flag thrown on the side of the William Steven Knight's body. Witnesses told detectives he was arguing with Mason Trever Toney over politics. According to detectives, the witnesses said Knight was a supporter of President Trump, and Toney believed the government was "bad and out to get him." The witnesses told detectives that Toney called them "terrorists" as he drove away.

Original story below:

A man accused of stabbing his employer to death at a construction site along the Florida Turnpike is in police custody after being on the run a short time.

Someone called 911 earlier Monday morning, sending Orange County deputies to the Florida Turnpike construction site.

They arrived at exit 254 near Orlando around 10:45 a.m. and found 28-year-old William Steven Knight suffering from stab wounds.

According to the sheriff’s office, paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Mason Trever Toney, 28, is accused of killing Knight. He was on the run a short time but was taken into custody last night.

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