Man dead, brother charged with murder after Crittenden County stabbing


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

MARION, Ky. - Kentucky State Police troopers say one man is dead, while his brother is behind bars after a stabbing in Crittenden County, Kentucky.

Troopers say 26-year-old Britt Deckert began fighting with his brother, Almanzo Vasseur, inside a home on West Depot Street just before 2 p.m. Thursday. Deckert allegedly stabbed Vasseur with several knives.

KSP says Phyllis Vasseur was also stabbed while trying to break up the fight. Phyllis and Almanzo Vasseur, along with a 13-year-old, then ran to a neighbor's house to call for help, when Deckert again assaulted his brother.

Almanzo Vasseur was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Phyllis was taken to Crittenden County Hospital with injuries. She has since been released. The teenager was not injured.

Deckert was arrested and charged with murder, assault and 1st degree wanton endangerment.