Man convicted twice of murder arrested in death

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Associated Press

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man who was convicted of two murders and released from prison in 2011 has been charged in a stabbing death in Louisville.

Louisville Metro Police say 68-year-old James R. Seay was charged Friday in the stabbing death the night before of 61-year-old Orville Avis.

Seay was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. He was being held Friday at Metro Corrections on a $100,000 cash bond.

A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Corrections told WAVE-TV (http://bit.ly/12YoT2u ) Seay previously was convicted in the 1981 murder of Donald Gritton and the 1996 murder of Jimmy Brown. He was released from the Otter Creek Correctional Facility in Wheelwright on December 30, 2011.

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Information from: WAVE-TV, http://www.wave3.com

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