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Westerly man faces murder charge following weekend stabbing

January 29, 2018

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — One man is dead and another man is facing a murder charge after a weekend stabbing in Westerly.

Authorities say 50-year-old Nelson Dearce is expected to be arraigned Monday.

Police responded to Dearce’s home at about 11 p.m. Saturday and found a man suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was taken to Westerly Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Dearce was also treated at the hospital for minor injuries before being released to police.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Police Chief Richard Silva says the men knew each other and the incident is not considered to be random.

It could not immediately be determined of Dearce had a lawyer.

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