The charge against a Berea man was upgraded to murder after a stabbing victim died.
Ricky Arvin, 40, was initially charged with assault Tuesday night, but a murder charge was filed Wednesday after the victim died earlier in the day.
The victim was identified by the Fayette County Coroner as 43-year-old Jay Drake. He died just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.
At about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Berea police responded to an assault in the 100 block of Dinsmore Street.
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They found that the victim with severe injuries. Arvin was arrested without incident.
Arvin was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.