Fatal stabbing

Clarke County Sheriff's Office

A 19-year old Athens man remains behind bars this evening, after he’s accused of stabbing his brother and injuring his mother. Police say Malachi Dorns was involved in an argument with his brother, 29-year old Muniyr Gay, when he grabbed a kitchen and began stabbing Gay.

When their mother, Gail Dorns, tried to intervene, Dorns is accused of stabbing her multiple times as well. Gay was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man Not Charged in Fatal July Stabbing

Aug 1, 2017
Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald

Athens Police are not filing charges against a man who they say acted in self-defense when he stabbed his roommate to death in July. A media release from the department said the 21-year old was moving out of the apartment he shared with 24-year old Wesley Ford. Ford is said to have started arguing with the roommate on the phone about the move.