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Argument over cigarettes turns deadly

A caregiver in a Montgomery County veterans home was stabbed and killed Monday night, apparently in a dispute over cigarettes.

Darrell Neeley, 51, died from stab wounds caused by a pocketknife, Montgomery County Coroner Wallace Johnson said.

Kenneth Eugene Brasiel, 55, was charged with murder and was being held in the Montgomery County jail.

The stabbing occurred about 7:30 p.m. at a community care residency home for VA patients at 100 Yeller Hoss Lane, Montgomery sheriff Fred Shortridge said.