Man stabbed to death in Festus, police say

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Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 8:45 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV) -- A 60-year-old man was stabbed and died from his injuries in Festus Tuesday night.

Festus Police said officers responded to 516 Briar Ridge around 10:20 p.m. and found the man with stab wounds. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Jefferson and later died. The man has not been identified.

Police said a 68-year-old admitted to the stabbing but he claimed it was self-defense. The suspect was released, but police said the investigation into the stabbing is ongoing and information has been sent to the prosecuting attorney to be reviewed.