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Teen arrested in connection with Abbeville fatal stabbing

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Michael "Alex" Compton (courtesy: Dallas Campbell) Michael "Alex" Compton (courtesy: Dallas Campbell)
ABBEVILLE, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley said Michael "Alex" Compton, 22, died from stab wounds to the chest Friday night.

Abbeville police said another man stabbed Compton following a dispute at the Abbeville Arms Apartments on Oakland Ave.

Abbeville police said they arrested a juvenile suspect. Police said they are not releasing the suspect's name due to his age.

Police said they recovered the knife used in the crime and arrested a 15-year-old in connection with Compton's death.

Ashley said an autopsy will be performed on Compton on Sunday.

He confirmed Compton had a prosthetic leg from a 2001 train accident. Compton was just ten years old when he was hit by a train after his foot got stuck while he was crossing the tracks. Compton used his belt to fashion a makeshift to tourniquet to keep himself from bleeding to death.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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