Few details in fatal stabbing in Augusta

Police are releasing few details in the early morning stabbing death of a 52-year-old man.


“We’re still investigating at this point,” said Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser.

Around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, investigators were called to a home in the 1400 block of Dewitt Street, where they discovered Samuel Hackett with a stab wound to the torso. Hackett was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he died shortly before 2 a.m.

Dresser said Hackett had received a ride from downtown to his Dewitt Street home.

The driver of the dark Chrysler PT Cruiser was described as a 25- to 30-year-old man, around 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, with an athletic build and a short haircut.

No motive has been released.

This is Richmond County’s 25th homicide this year.

– From staff reports


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