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Man Faces Murder Charge After Fatal Independence Stabbing

A man will appear in Kenton County Court this morning facing a charge of murder.

Matthew "Matty" Smith, 25, was arrested Wednesday after a man was stabbed to death in Independence.

WLWT reports that the victim, a 39-year old man, was found around 7 a.m. in the backyard of a home on England Road, following a party.

WXIX reports that a confrontation broke out at the home at around 5:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Smith is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

He is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center without bond.

Photo: Matthew Smith/Kenton Co. Detention Center