Stabbing Death of a 39-year-old Man

A house party that turned deadly has landed a west Alabama man behind bars.

50-year-old Willie Lockett is jailed in Sumter County for the stabbing death of 39-year-old Eric Newell.

Investigators say the incident happened around 10 o'clock Friday night after an argument at a house party in Gainesville. The argument involved the accused and his girlfriend.

At this time, Sheriff Johnny Hatter says it is too early to determine whether more arrests will be made. Meanwhile, a bond hearing for Lockett is expected to be held Monday.

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  • by Melissa Location: Gainesville on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    Peabody, It wasn't over something stupid. He was merely trying to stop the alleged murderer from beating his niece (who by the way was the girlfriend of the murderer).
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Oct 25, 2010 at 08:50 AM
    Probably another death over something stupid.
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