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Lee County man charged with murder

Published On: Apr 26 2013 09:19:19 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2013 05:28:58 PM EDT
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LEE COUNTY, Va. -

A Lee County, Virginia man is charged with first degree murder after authorities say he stabbed a woman to death.

They tell us 33-year-old Brandon Kendall Bledsoe, of Dryden, is in Kingsport's jail awaiting extradition back to Lee County.

According to Sheriff Gary Parsons, 45-year-old Wilma Stapleton died from severe stab wounds after she was taken to the hospital yesterday evening. He says Bledsoe slashed his wrists and throat and was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center.

Parsons did not release a motive.