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Fatal stabbing not the first murder charge for Reidsville man

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Henry Thomas Hairston

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man charged in a fatal stabbing Sunday morning was previously convicted of second-degree murder.

Henry Thomas Hairston, 41, of 733 Madison St. in Reidsville is charged with first-degr                                                                                            ee murder in the death of Markos Leonard Jones, 26, of 5603 Weslo Willow Drive. The stabbing occurred in the parking lot of Shooters Sports Bar at 3808 W. Gate City Blvd. about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. Jones died at the hospital.

Hairston was convicted of second-degree murder in December 1993 in Rockingham County for a homicide that happened on New Year’s Day of that year, according to N.C. Department of Correction website. He served about 10 years and was released from prison in March 2003.

According to previous News & Record articles, Hairston was charged with the death of 21-year-old Reidsville disc jockey Julian Leo Patrick. Police said Hairston shot him in the chest with a .22-caliber pistol following a fight at a party in Ruffin.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record