UPDATE: Newport murder victim identified

Richard Dickerson (Source: Campbell County Jail)
Richard Dickerson (Source: Campbell County Jail)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in Newport.

Police responded to a home at the corner of Putnam and 10th Wednesday morning and found David Butts, 47, stabbed to death.

Richard David Dickerson, 35, of Detroit, confessed to killing Butts in self defense.

Police say Butts had lived in several different areas, but they believe he was born in the Columbus, Ohio area.

Police believe the incident was drug related. They say the men were acquaintances.

Dickerson was arraigned Thursday morning, where his bond was set at $1 million. His next court date is Nov. 5.

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