Jacksonville man arrested in connection with stabbing death


A Jacksonville man is behind bars charged with first degree murder.

Jacksonville police say officers arrested 33-year-old Ronald Richardson at his Jacksonville apartment Saturday.

Around 8:45 a.m. Saturday, police were called to 342 West State where they found a 19-year-old man outside of the building dead. Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair identified the victim as Shawnskie Patterson. An autopsy shows he died from a stab wound to the chest.

Formal charges against Richardson are pending.


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