Million dollar bond for man accused of stabbing cousin to death

Sean Foster. Photo WHO TV

DES MOINES, Iowa – The man accused of stabbing his cousin to death in a Des Moines home, then continuing to live in the house for days, will be held on a million dollar bond.

Thirty-year-old Sean Foster  is charged with first degree murder in the death 50-year-old Albert Barron III, whose body was discovered by police during a welfare check.  Barron's co-workers called police after he failed to show up for work for several days.  They told police that wasn't like him.

Inside the house in the 2400-block of Indianola Road, police say there was a gruesome crime scene, with a lot of blood, and signs of a violent struggle.

WHO-TV 13 reports in a hearing Friday in Polk County Court, the judge set a $1 million cash only bond on the murder charge.

Foster is also facing probation violations for previous convictions of assault, attempted burglary, and interference with official acts.   

A court appointed attorney will represent Foster. 

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