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Associated Press, Published April 29 2010

19-year-old arrested in fatal Thief River Falls stabbing

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A 19-year-old man is under arrest in a fatal stabbing in Thief River Falls.

The Pennington County sheriff's office says the victim, 23-year-old Matthew Shepard, was dropped off at a hospital emergency room Monday night with stab wounds. Authorities say he later died.

The 19-year-old was arrested and was in jail Thursday, pending charges.

The stabbing is under investigation. Both the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Thief River Falls police are helping investigate.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.