Crimetracker: Bell County, Ky. man accused of killing son

Middlesboro Police say 51-year-old Gary Baker, Jr. stabbed his son, 24-year-old Joshua Baker, to death on Thursday night.

Garry Baker, Jr.

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) -- A Middlesboro man is accused of killing his son.

Middlesboro Police say 51-year-old Garry Baker, Jr. stabbed his son, 24-year-old Joshua Baker, to death on Thursday night.

Police say they responded to a call on Evans Drive and found Joshua Baker with a stab wound to his chest.

The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police charged Baker with murder.

Officials say he entered a not guilty plea in court on Friday morning.

He is in the Bell County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

The state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy on the body.


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