William Eugene Murphy of Lenoir was allegedly stabbed by a female after Murphy refused to leave her residence. Caldwell County Deputies were called to a location off Old North Road regarding the stabbing. When they arrived, Murphy had left the scene on foot. Officers spotted him walking along side a roadway nearby.
Murphy was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of methamphetamine. There is no report of the female facing charges in relation to the stabbing.
Murphy was arrested in 2010 on murder charges following the 1990 killing of Mark and Jeanie Secreast. He was in jail six years before his first trial in early 2016 ended with a hung jury, 6-6. After a second trial, he was found not guilty.
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