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Forrest City Man Stabbed to Death

JULY 18, 2005 - Posted at 3:55 p.m. CDT

FORREST CITY, AR - A Forrest City man died during the weekend from a stab wound suffered while fighting with his girlfriend.  Prosecutors suspect the killing may have been done in self-defense.

Roy Dean Hill, who was 37, was stabbed once in the chest with a steak knife while wrestling with Christy Lott at the apartment where the two lived.

Lott told police that Hill had been drinking before the fight started.  She said Hill grabbed the knife from atop a television and that, when Hill slashed at her she grabbed his wrist.  Lott told police that, when he jerked his wrist away, the knife went into his chest.

Deputy prosecutor Chris Morledge said the incident appears to be self-defense, but that the investigation continues.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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