Victim identified in deadly stabbing in rural West Frankfort

Man charged with murder in rural West Frankfort stabbing

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - The victim in a deadly stabbing in rural West Frankfort has been identified.

According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, the victim was 50-year-old Dennis L. Martin of West Frankfort.

Heath M. Dunning, 33, of Eldorado, was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing.

According to Sheriff Bartoni, deputies received a report of a stabbing around 8:39 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

When they arrived on scene, they found Martin dead from a stab wound.

Dunning was taken into custody at the scene.

He is being held on $2 million bond in the Franklin County Jail.

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