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Man charged in Hoke stabbing death

Posted August 30

Desmond Brian Cook

— A Laurinburg man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Raeford man, authorities said Wednesday.

Desmond Brian Cook, 33, of 18121 Harry Malloy Road, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and remains in the Hoke County jail without bond.

Hoke County deputies and paramedics responded to a reported stabbing at 129 Madison Drive in Raeford shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, but efforts to revive Maurice McMillian but were unsuccessful.

No details on a motive for the stabbing were released.

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