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Knox County Murder Investigation

Date of News Release: 03/29/2012

Scene of the murder

(Barbourville, Ky.) - On March 29, 2012, Kentucky State Police Post 10 was contacted by the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 5:10 a.m. for assistance on Jonestown Road off KY 225 outside of Barbourville. Bobby Hamilton, 42, of Barbourville was found deceased on the front porch from a stab wound. At this time, the body has been sent to the Kentucky State Police examiner's office in Frankfort, for an autopsy.

Randell W. Bays, 26, from Barbourville has been charged with murder and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. At this time, no details are available as to what caused the incidence to occur. Investigations are still underway by KSP Detective Jason York.

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