Crimetracker: Deadly stabbing in Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A 45-year-old man has died after being stabbed.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says William "Fud" Winkler Jr. is accused of stabbing Claude Hershel Torbett.

Deputies say Torbett was found Saturday evening near Winkler's home on Gamble Gap Road.

The two are believed to be acquaintances.

Winkler is charged with second degree murder.

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