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UPDATE: Monroe County homicide victim had been stabbed

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Katie Hughes and Clyde Hughes Jr. Katie Hughes and Clyde Hughes Jr.

UPDATE: We're learning new details in the murder investigation from this weekend out of Monroe County.

According to First Sgt. R.A. Maddy with West Virginia State Police, the victim, Robert Lee Hughes, 41, had been stabbed.

His body was found Saturday afternoon at a home near Peterstown.

Hughes' brother and niece remain in Southern Regional Jail charged in connection to the murder.

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PETERSTOWN, WV (WVVA) - A man is found dead in a Monroe County home on Saturday.  Now his brother and niece are behind bars in connection to his murder.

According to a press release from West Virginia State Police, around 4:00 p.m. troopers from the Union Detachment and Monroe County Sheriff's deputies responded to a homicide at a home near Peterstown.

There they found the body of Robert Lee Hughes, 41.  The release says the investigation led to the arrest of Hughes' brother, Clyde Hughes Jr., 46, who is charged with first-degree murder.

Clyde's daughter, Katie Hughes, 22, has also been arrested and charged with accessory to murder before the fact.

Both are in Southern Regional Jail.

No further details are being released at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.  

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