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May 10--  A Vidalia man was stabbed to death late Wednesday night.

{mosimage}Vidalia Police Sergeant Gerick Palmer says Benjamin Kelly was found on the living room floor of his residence at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Symonds Street.

"At approximately 12:28 a.m. we responded to do a welfare check at 628 Fifth Avenue and an officer responded and found Benjamin Kelly lying on the floor of his residence.  EMS was called to the scene and attempted to revive Mr. Kelly to no avail," Sergeant Palmer said.

A neighbor said a butcher knife was broken off in Kelly's chest and he had a head wound.

{mosimage}He said a woman identified as Rochelle Hurst of Augusta came to his house at about midnight and he knew something was wrong by the way she looked and that she had blood on her hand.

Police later picked the woman up for questioning about three blocks from the house.  She was taken to the Toombs County Detention Center in Lyons.

Residents of the area report that Kelly and Hurst, both in their middle 40's,  had a long term relationship and had frequent flghts when she came down to see him from Augusta. 

The GBI is assisting the Vidalia Police Department with the investigation.