MORGANTON, N.C. — A 61-year-old North Carolina man is accused of fatally stabbing his neighbor.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gerald Dean Buff of Morganton and charged him with murder for Friday’s death of Jimmy Ray Causby.

Causby was pronounced dead at his home.

Buff is set to appear in court Monday. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Authorities have released no details.

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