1 Dead, 1 Arrested After Stabbing

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PADUCAH -- One man is dead and another in jail after a stabbing in Paducah.

Officers were called to the 700 block of South 28th Street around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found Gerald Stafford, 46, of Paducah, with a stab wound to the abdomen. Stafford was taken to Baptist Health Paducah where he died early Sunday morning.

Robert Newell, 59, of Paducah, was arrested at the scene. Police say Newell and Stafford got into an argument inside the home and continued out on the sidewalk where Newell stabbed Stafford.

Newell is being held on a charge of first-degree assault, but authorities say upgraded charges are pending.

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