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Sat Apr 25 05:40:22 PDT 2015
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UPDATE - Man Charged with Murder in Gordon Stabbing
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Devon Sellers

Houston County - A Gordon man has been charged with murder in a stabbing death that happened Wednesday afternoon. According to the Houston County jail, Paul Bernard Peterson, 29, is charged with murder. He was booked into the jail at around 7:30 Wednesday night on a $100,000 bond. He has since bonded out. Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd identifies the victim as Norman Battle, Jr., 28, also of Gordon. Byrd says Battle was stabbed at least three times. An autopsy will be performed to determine the official cause of death. The Houston County Sheriff says the stabbing happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday during an argument on St. Mary's Rd in Gordon. Someone attempted to drive Battle to the emergency room. The driver stopped at a Liberty gas station in Pansey to meet an ambulance, but Battle died before they made it. The Houston County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more information Thursday morning at around 8:30. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UPDATE -- We have a correction to make. Contrary to preliminary reports, the victim in the Gordon stabbing is a black male, not a white male. The name of the victim is still not being released. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE -- One person is being questioned in connection with a fatal stabbing in Gordon. The Houston County Sheriff reports a 28-year-old white male died from multiple stab wounds. The incident reportedly happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Sheriff Don Valenza says the stabbing happened during an argument on St. Mary's Road in Gordon. Someone attempted to drive the victim to the hospital, but the victim died on the way. The driver is not a suspect. The person in custody and victim are not being identified at this time. Sheriff Valenza will hold a press conference at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday to provide more information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PANSEY, AL -- Houston County Sheriff Don Valenza has confirmed the investigation of a possible homicide near Pansey. Sheriff's deputies are on the scene at the Liberty Gas Station in Pansey. A white male is confirmed dead. WTVY has a reporter en route to the scene, and we'll update this story as more facts become available.


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