Birmingham man arrested in stabbing death

Birmingham man arrested in stabbing death

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George Blackmon. Source: Birmingham Police Department George Blackmon. Source: Birmingham Police Department
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham police have arrested a suspect they believed stabbed another man to death on Saturday afternoon.

Police have charged 50-year-old George Blackmon with the murder of Clarence McConnico, 57. Both men are from Birmingham.

Blackmon is accused of getting into a physical altercation with McConnico, then stabbing him.

Police say the stabbing happened at 313 15th Court North around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 20. When north precinct officers got to the scene, they learned the victim had already been taken to UAB for treatment. Hospital staff later pronounced McConnico dead.

Blackmon turned himself in to detectives at the Birmingham Police Department headquarters shortly after the stabbing. He is now in custody of the Jefferson County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

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