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First degree murder charges filed in Franklin stabbing

Macon County NCThe following news release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland confirms that 1st Degree Murder charges have been filed against Adam Lee Hensley, age 31, of Franklin in the death of Larry Nelson Wilt.

Mr. Wilt was found earlier today at a Kirkland Road residence after someone called 911 reporting a fight involving a knife. Wilt was found by deputies and first responders on the front porch area unresponsive and suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Those on scene immediately rendered aid to both Hensley and Wilt for injuries they both received from an apparent altercation.

All efforts to save the life of Mr. Wilt were unsuccessful.

Sheriff Holland will have an official press release on Monday.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues and condolences go out to the families of those involved.

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