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Morgan County Authorities arrest a murder suspect

According to the Morgan Messenger Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputies  have made an arrest in a murder.

The MCSO Deputies have charged 21 year old Gabriel Cardwell of Matinsburg with the stabbing death of a Berkeley Springs man.

Deputies responded to reports of a disturbance in the 9000 block of Winchester Grade Road around 1 a.m. Monday September 5.

On arrival authorities were informed that a man had tried to intervene in a domestic disturbance and was stabbed.

The victim is 47 year old Scott Mullen of Berkeley Springs who was found suffering from 13 stabs wounds.

Cardwell was found near the scene and reportedly told arresting officers that he stabbed Mullen but wasn’t sure how many times.

It is reported that Cardwell had come to the property to talk to a woman but was asked to leave several times but would not.

The unidentified woman came out of the house and was pushed by Cardwell.

Mullen tried to intervene when he was stabbed and shortly after died from his wounds at the scene.

The investigation into the incident continues with authorities asking anyone with additional information to come forward.

Contact the MCSO at 1-304-258-1067.

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