March 13, 2015
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – A Mount Pleasant teenager accused of murdering another teen over a Snapchat is out on bond.
The victim’s family released a statement to News: “Our loss has been unimaginable. Every second of every day is a struggle. While our amazing son is no longer with us, we are focused on keeping his legacy alive. We trust in our judicial process and the courts and are taking everything day by day.”
Matthew Fischer, 16, is accused of fatally stabbing 17-year-old Lucas Cavanaugh on January 18, 2015 in the Park West neighborhood of Mount Pleasant.
Officials say Fischer was visiting his girlfriend when he saw a Snapchat she’d received from Cavanaugh. Officials say Fischer responded to the message using his girlfriend’s phone to write, “come over and I’ll kill you man.”
A fight broke out between the two teens, and police say Fischer fatally stabbed Cavanaugh in the stomach.
According to court documents, after the fight, Fischer left the scene and called his mother, who brought him back to where the stabbing occurred.
Fischer was given a $100,000 surety bond Friday. He will be on house arrest and isn’t allowed to use the internet.
Fischer is being charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime. He is being tried as an adult.
Both Fischer and Cavanaugh attended Wando High School
January 27, 2015, 11:44PM
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – The 911 call made just after a teenager was fatally stabbed in Mt. Pleasant was released Tuesday night. The mother of the girlfriend at the center of the fight made the call to the 911 dispatcher.January 25, 2015, 8:56PM
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – A 17-year-old is dead following a stabbing in the Park West neighborhood of Mount Pleasant on January 18, 2015.
Authorities have charged 16-year-old Matthew Fischer with Murder and Possession of a Knife During the Commission of a Violent Felony in the stabbing death of 17-year-old Lucas Cavanaugh. He is being charged as a adult in this case.
Charleston County dispatch said a 911 call came in at around 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Baltusrol Lane in Park West.
According to court documents, 16 yr. old Matthew Joseph Fischer was visiting his girlfriend on Sunday night at her home on Baltusrol Lane in Park West when she received a Snapchat message on her iPod from 17 yr. old Lucas Cavanaugh. Police say Fischer grabbed the iPod and exchanged words with Cavanaugh telling him “Come over” and “I’ll kill you, man”. The affidavit states Cavanaugh then went to the home and got into a physical altercation with Fischer. It ended when, police say, Fischer pulled a pocket knife and fatally stabbed Cavanaugh in the torso.
Police say Fischer then fled, and called his mother who picked him up in a nearby neighborhood and took him back to the crime scene. Fischer was read his rights, and investigators say he confessed in writing and on video to killing Cavanaugh.
Fischer remains in jail without bond.