Three facing murder charges in Sanford stabbing

LEE COUNTY (WTVD) -- Authorities in Lee County are investigating a fatal stabbing following a fight in Sanford Monday evening.

Around 5:45 p.m., Lee County Sheriff's deputies found 36-year-old Ronnie Franklin Salmon Jr. with multiple stab wounds to his upper body. Salmon was taken to Central Carolina Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, witnesses reported seeing multiple people assaulting Salmon with knives, punching and kicking him.

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the case - 36-year-old Larry Tyrell Green, 29-year-old Jessica Ann McCafferty and 25-year-old Kelsey Jo Bahnsen.

All three have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy. They have been placed in jail under no bond.

The motive for the assault is still under investigation, however, officials said the incident was not a random crime.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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