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Deputies: Abbeville Co. father charged with murder in son's stabbing death

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Cedric Leigh (Source: Abbeville Co. Sheriff's Office) Cedric Leigh (Source: Abbeville Co. Sheriff's Office)
CALHOUN FALLS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials with Abbeville County Sheriff's Office said an father has been charged with murder after his son was fatally stabbed in Abbeville County.

Captain Natalie Talbert with the sheriff's office said deputies were dispatched around 5:23 p.m. Friday.

Talbert said deputies arrived to find the victim dead in the front yard of a home on Seneca Street.

On Monday, the coroner identified the victim as 27-year-old Chaz Douglas Jones. The cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Deputies arrested Cedric Bernard Leigh and charged him with murder and possession of a violent crime.

Talbert said Leigh and Jones got into an argument prior to the stabbing.

A judge denied bond on Saturday and Leigh is being held in the Abbeville County Detention Center awaiting his next court hearing.

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