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Bell indicted for first-degree murder

Published: 9:14 AM, 12/17/2012

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

MADISONVILLE-A man charged with the first Madisonville homicide since late 1990s has been indicted by a Monroe County Grand Jury.

Leon McKenley Bell, 24, was initially charged with second-degree murder, but the grand jury came back with an indictment of first-degree murder after hearing testimony last week.

Madisonville Police Detective Daniel Dockery said it was just before 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 when police were told of a stabbing at a home on 3rd Street. Dockery said a man named James Terrance Davis had been stabbed multiple times and was taken to UT Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A witness told Dockery that Davis, 30, McGhee Street, Madisonville, was walking on 3rd Street when he started to cut across a lawn and was confronted by Leon Bell. The witness said the two began to yell at each other, then began to physically fight.

See full story in the Sunday, Dec. 16, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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