A 31 year old Willikie’s man is assisting the police with their probe into the alleged murder of 39 year old Jace Merrick, also of Willikies.
According to a report from the police, both villagers were allegedly involved in an altercation which ended up in a struggle.
It was reported that the alleged suspect armed himself with a sharp object, which he used to inflict a single stab wound to the upper back of Merrick.
A medical doctor arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead around 9:30 pm.
The alleged incident occurred just after 8pm on Tuesday December 28 in Willikies.