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Knell arrested for murder

BLOOMINGTON – A Normal man has been arrested for first degree murder in connection with the death of another man found lying in the roadway of west Seminary Avenue in Bloomington on Friday.

Officers from the Bloomington Police Department’s SWAT team located and arrested Larry Knell, 44, in the parking lot of a Bloomington gas station. Knell was transported to the McLean County Jail with a $2 million bond.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder reports Dale Baughman, 59, of Normal died of multiple stab wounds and was found on the road. The incident remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and Bloomington Police.

Multiple witnesses were interviewed by police but anyone with additional information should contact Detective Roth at 309-434-2379 or Detective Jones at 309-434-2548.


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