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Murder charges filed in Lafayette stabbing death

Floyd Smith, 32 (left) and Joseph Wilkerson, 25 (right)

Two Lafayette men have been officially charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man on March 7.

Posted: Mar 12, 2020 3:23 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two Lafayette men have been officially charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man on March 7.

According to court documents, Floyd Smith, 32, and Joseph Wilkerson, 25, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder (Level 1 felony) and murder (Level X felony). Smith is also charged with assisting a criminal (Level 5 felony). 

Lafayette Police responded to call on March 7 about a stabbing at a home located on N. 7th St near the corner of Cincinnati St. Officers learned Donald Alkire, 29, was stabbed in the neck. Emergency personnel brought him the Franciscan Health ER, where he died from his injuries.

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