Man Attacked With Hatchet Dies; Suspect In Jail

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Updated: 7/04/2012 11:48 pm
A man who police said was attacked with a hatchet died Wednesday afternoon.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office said Christopher Mitchell, 39, of Paris, died at U.K. Hospital.

State Police said Mitchell got into a fight with another man Tuesday night in Bourbon County and ended up with a serious head injury from a hatchet.

According to the jail's website, Daniel Carter, 25, is charged with assault, fleeing from police and resisting arrest in connection to the case.

According to online records, Carter was acquitted of stabbing his uncle to death in Florida nearly 10-years ago when he was only 15-years old.

Online records showed the jury found that Carter acted in self-defense.
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