Man Stabbed To Death At "Social Gathering"

One Halifax County man is dead and another in jail on a murder charge after a party turned deadly.

Deputies say John Butler of Roanoke Rapids is being held without bond after his arrest Wednesday morning.

Dead is 31-year-old Jay Hecht, also from Roanoke Rapids. Deputies say Hecht was stabbed multiple times and died at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Deputies say the murder happened at a home on Old Halifax Road around 2:45 a.m. during a social gathering. They say the victim and the suspect were acquainted, but are not releasing further details on the homicide.

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