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Man indicted for murder after fatal stabbing at reservation church


ASHEVILLE — A federal grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder count in connection with a fatal stabbing inside a church on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports ( 22-year-old Forrest Dakota Hill has been indicted in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Tyler Gaddis of Whittier. Gattis was found on March 29 inside Smokemont Baptist Church off U.S. 441 north of Cherokee.

A medical examiner's report found Gattis was stabbed 19 times.


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