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Fight between brothers-in-law turns deadly

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.

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