Officials identify man killed in apparent stabbing Thursday

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The name of a 43-year-old man police believe was stabbed to death in central Bakersfield has been released.

Virdy Lee Jones was wounded shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Union Avenue, according to coroner’s officials. He died at the scene. 

Police said Jones’ wounds were consistent with a stabbing.

James Jordan, 66, turned himself in to police later that day and was arrested on suspicion of murder. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Friday. 

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