Gaetano Thomas Oteri, the father of “Saturday Night Live” alum Cheri Oteri, has been stabbed to death with a pocket knife, reports TMZ.
His roommate, songwriter Richard William Fagan, has been charged for the murder and is being held without bond.
The two were friends, writing songs together. Mr. Oteri had even helped Fagan through some difficult times. Fagan’s website reads, “Many years ago when Fagan was down and out (see Fagan bio), it was Tommy who took him in and put him on a path to songwriting stardom.”
Fagan is the co-writer of several John Michael Montgomery songs, including “Sold (the Grundy County Auction Incident).”