Kentucky man arrested after fatal stabbing

(Photo: Kentucky State Police)

DEWITT, Ky. (WATE) – A man was arrested after a fatal stabbing in Knox County, Kentucky Monday.

Gary Hobbs, 33, was found in the living room near the front door of a residence. Investigators say he was stabbed twice in the chest.

Brandon Burnett, 27, was arrested. According to the report, Hobbs was trying to leave the residence, however, Burnett shut the door in order to prevent him and stabbed the victim.

Barbourville Police say the suspect admitted to stabbing the victim during an interview. Also, he admitted to taking drugs that evening, according to the report.

Burnett is being held at the Knox County Detention Center.

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