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Authorities identify Augusta man who was stabbed to death

Homicide is ninth of 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012 2:54 PM
Last updated Friday, March 30, 2012 5:45 PM
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Editor's note: Because of incorrect information given to The Augusta Chronicle, the age of Tyasia Phillips was incorrect in this story. In court March 30, her father said she was 4. This story has been changed to reflect this.

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Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Bill Leisey talks with a neighbor in south Augusta, where Anthony G. Olivet was found dead in his home Monday. His death was the county's ninth homicide of 2012.  CHRIS THELEN/STAFF
CHRIS THELEN/STAFF
Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Bill Leisey talks with a neighbor in south Augusta, where Anthony G. Olivet was found dead in his home Monday. His death was the county's ninth homicide of 2012.

A man found stabbed to death in his home Monday has been identified.

Investigators were called to the 2800 block of Fleming Drive, off Lumpkin Road, around 2 p.m. after the body of Anthony G. Olivet, 43, was discovered in his apartment, according to an e-mail from Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser.

Dresser said no other information will be released now because the investigation is in its early stages.

Olivet is the second homicide in Richmond County this month. On Saturday, Tyasia Phillips, 4, was taken off life support after she was abused by her father March 11, police said.

Charges against Willie Clifford Jones, 22, will be upgraded to murder after an autopsy, the sheriff’s office has said.

The deaths are the eighth and ninth homicides this year in the county.

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AutumnLeaves 03/19/12 - 06:00 pm
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Thank you for the timely

Thank you for the timely update. I am saddened and concerned to hear that another homicide has occurred, no matter what we find out precipitated it.

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