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Suspect in deadly stabbing in Bristol faces judge for first time

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A grieving widow remembers her late husband as a hardworking family man while speaking out against the neighbor accused of stabbing him to death.

"Someone took my life away from me and he doesn't deserve to live either," said Stacey Duncan, who is the victim's wife.

Stacey Duncan struggled outside Bristol Superior Courthouse to speak about the husband, 36-year-old Jerry Duncan, she lost too soon.

On June 20, Jerry Duncan went next door to ask his neighbor's home to turn down music that was too loud.

That's when he was stabbed after there was an altercation between Duncan and Jeffrey Hall, 43, of Bristol.

Hall was later arrested with incident and charged with murder.

Emotions ran high outside the courthouse with Bristol police coming outside to keep the two families apart after the hearing.

Hall was arraigned at Bristol Superior Court on Monday.

Stacey Duncan told Eyewitness News she and neighbors have complained about the noise at Hall's house in the past. 

Jerry Duncan had gotten home from work even later than usual that night because the San Antonio Spurs, his team, was in the NBA finals, his wife said.

"So he got home late, came inside," Stacey Duncan said. "I'll never know why he went over there. They were frequent partiers, noise all day all night long."

Hall's girlfriend, Michelle Lewis, told Eyewitness News he was just a fun loving guy, but wouldn't say much more than that.

According to court documents, it was Lewis's birthday the night of the fatal stabbing and partygoers told police someone invited Jerry Duncan up for a drink.

However they said Jerry Duncan and Hall got into a fight and before they knew what happened, there was blood everywhere.

Hall was unapologetic talking to police that night.

"A long haired white guy kills a (expletive) in Florida they would give you a medal for what I did," Hall told police, according to court documents. "I hoped I killed him. I really hope I did."

After his court appearance, Hall is being held on $2.5 million bond.

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