West Alabama Man Held in Death of Columbus Resident

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A west Alabama man faces a manslaughter
charge in the stabbing death of a Columbus, Mississippi, man.

Officers said 38-year-old Ray Riggins of Vernon is being held by
the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators said 31-year-old Todd Lawrence was stabbed several
times after getting into an altercation with Riggins.

Deputies said Lawrence was found at an intersection in Vernon
after Riggins called Lamar County 9-1-1 late Friday afternoon.
Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homicide remains under investigation.

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