After taking Flaka, a synthetic amphetamine, an Eastern Kentucky man stabbed another to death when the victim tried to leave the home where the two had gathered, according to Kentucky State Police.
Brandon Burnett, 27, admitted to twice stabbing Gary Hobbs, 33, at a residence on Moores Creek Road in the Dewitt community of Knox County, police said. Both men lived in Dewitt.
About 11 p.m. Monday, Hobbs was found in the living room near the front door. Burnett told police he stabbed Hobbs as Hobbs tried to leave to go home, police said.
Burnett said he took various drugs, including the synthetic amphetamine Flaka, before the violence. He was charged with murder.
Flaka belongs to a group of psychoactive drugs that can cause paranoia, hallucinations and delirium. Agitation and violent behavior have been reported.