A Boston man accused of the 2008 murder of a gay hair stylist said Wednesday that a third man is to blame, the Boston Globe reported.

Prosecutors allege Steven Odegard killed 20-year-old Daniel Yakovleff in a brutal knife attack on January 17, 2008 after a hard night of partying and sexual relations.

Officials found Yakovleff's remains inside the third-floor Tuttle Street apartment where Odegard, 42, was living. Yakovleff was pronounced dead on the scene after suffering multiple and severe stab wounds.

While testifying in his own defense, Odegard said a third man, whom he referred to as a “little creepy,” who was friendly with Yakovleff had come home with the two of them. He said he fell asleep by himself on the couch. The next morning, Odegard placed the 911 call that brought police to his home and told them he found Yakovleff in his bed, his body covered in blood.

Yakovleff, a recent transplant to Boston, was popular with his clients at the Liquid Hair Studio where he worked. An overflowing crowd attended a memorial in Ashford, Connecticut, Yakovleff's hometown, on January 22, 2008.