Murder Charges Filed in Fatal Stabbing

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MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon man now faces murder charges in connection with a fatal stabbing in Jefferson County.

Sammy R. Kehrer, 47, is charged with three counts of first degree murder in the death of Eric Houser.

Houser, 37, of Mt. Vernon, died Tuesday after what authorities describe as an "altercation" outside the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman's Club in rural Jefferson County.

Jefferson County State's Attorney Doug Hoffman says Kehrer stabbed Houser in the chest, causing his death.

Kehrer is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $3 million bond. A court appearance is expected to take place on Friday.

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