Man accused of stabbing another pleads not guilty to murder charges

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A man accused of stabbing another to death in July has pled not guilty to murder charges.

Officers said 54-year-old Paul Outland was arrested after 34-year-old Anthony Jones was found stabbed near Eldorado and Union streets. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

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Detectives said Jones and Outland knew each other and the stabbing was not a random act of violence.

On Wednesday, Jones pled not guilty to several murder charges. He is expected back in court on October 7.

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