State police say a man beat his brother-in-law to death early Monday in Jackson County.
Virgil Abner, 32, was found dead at a home on U.S. 421 in McKee after an apparent altercation with Vernon Adkins, 33, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
About 2 a.m., Abner apparently cut Adkins with a knife, and Adkins then beat Abner to death with his fists, Trooper Chris Lanham said.
An autopsy was scheduled Monday. The case will be presented to a grand jury, according to the release.