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UPDATED: Five Charged in Pana Stabbing

UPDATED April 15, 10:00 p.m.

The suspects and the victim knew each other. Police won't say how. There's the hold-up in the investigation.

"With as many people that were involved either prior to after or during-- getting those witnesses interviewed and getting those reports up to our office," Christian County State's Attorney Mike Havera said.

The five suspects arrested in connection to the death of 29-year-old Adam Bertin are all in the Christian County jail. Rachel Purkes, 26, faces obstruction of justice charges. The others--29-year-old Travis Gregg, 36-year-old Victor Pickel, 39-year-old Lee Coke, and 17-year-old Dylan Carroll--are all charged with mob action. That means police believe they met Bertin with the intent of hurting him.

"We're confident that we've got in custody all potential suspects involved in the matter and after the investigation is concluded we foresee further charges," Havera said.

Before the case heads to court, the agencies involved have a lot to determine. There is no word on how a blood-spattered car taken by authorities from after the crime is involved. There is also no word on recovering a weapon. Authorities indicate there may be several weapons. It all leaves much to be resolved in the days and weeks to come.

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UPDATED April 15, 5:00 p.m.

Five people are facing charges in connection with a fatal stabbing in Pana Saturday. Adam Bertin, 29, was stabbed to death while attending a gathering to remember a relative who recently died.

Travis Gregg, 29, Victor Pickel, 36, Lee Coke, 39, and Dylan Carroll, 17, are all in the Christian County Jail, charged with mob action. Rachel Purkes, 26, is also in jail, charged with obstruction of justice.

Christian County State's Attorney Mike Havera said he expects additional charges to be filed against the suspects, but does not expect any additional arrests to be made in connection with the stabbing.

Havera said the suspects all knew the victim, as well as each other. He said when two or more people go somewhere with the intention of inflicting injury to another person, it constitutes mob violence.


 
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