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UPDATE: Prosecutor says Johnson City man justified in stabbing death of mom's boyfriend

Matthew Dye, 19, was accused of stabbing his mother's boyfriend in September. On Monday, a prosecutor dropped a murder charge against Dye. (WCYB Archive)

Johnson City prosecutors have concluded that 19-year-old Matthew Dye was justified in killing his mother’s boyfriend.

As a result, murder charges were dismissed Monday against Dye in the killing of 41-year-old Gary Taylor.

The stabbing happened in September in Taylor’s yard on East Maple Street.

Assistant District Attorney Fred Lance says evidence indicates that Taylor had a history of violence against Dye’s mother and he turned violent on her that day when Dye admitted stabbing him in the back during a scuffle to defend his mother.

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