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Marianna Murder

Investigation is continuing into an apparent murder in Northwest Florida. Jackson County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call around 4 o’clock Thursday morning at a home in Marianna located on Missouri Road.

When they got there they found 43-year-old Rick Meredith with a fatal stab wound to the chest. The owner of the house, 55-year-old Thomas Cochrane was also there.

Cochrane was arrested and has been charged with an open count of murder.

Officials say it appears the two men, who were friends, got into an argument, which led to the stabbing.

The suspect's girlfriend was also in the home at the time of the incident.

Cochrane remains in the Jackson county jail. There’s no word yet whether bond will be set.


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