Machete argument ends with one man dead and the other behind bars

Suspect calls it a justifiable homicide

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) –  An Athens Tennessee man told police it was “justifiable Homicide” when they found the body of a man at his house Saturday night.

James Ramey lives in the 1700 block of View Street.

When police arrived, they found the body of Steve McKheean lying in a pool of blood.

Police say he was attacked with “edged weapons” including a machete after an argument.

Ramey is charged with 2nd degree murder and is in the McMinn county jail.

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