Unicoi County woman charged with first degree murder in Monday stabbing incident


A Unicoi County woman has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of Ricky Price Monday morning.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tells News 5 29-year-old Ricina Patrick is facing first degree murder charges. We're told she was Price's girlfriend and the two lived together. She's been taken to the Unicoi County jail and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Earlier, Price was taken to the hospital where he later died. Sheriff Mike Hensley tells us before he died, he told the sheriff who stabbed him.

Price's body has been transported for an autopsy.