Victim of Deadly Stabbing in Franklin County Identified

The victim in a deadly stabbing in rural West Frankfort has been identified. Deputies say the victim was 50-year-old Dennis L. Martin of West Frankfort. Heath M. Dunning, 33, of Eldorado, was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing. Deputies say they received a report of a stabbing around 8:39 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. When they arrived on scene, they found Martin dead from a stab wound. Dunning was taken into custody at the scene. He is being held on $2 million bond in the Franklin County Jail.




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