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Man formerly accused of Jax Beach stabbing charged with murder in Kentucky

Elizabethtown Police officers were led by a witness to 504 Joan Ave where a woman was found dead. A witness called authorities after Capstraw allegedly said, "I killed her," and that he needed to go to a hospital, according to the police report.

Joseph Bryan Capstraw has been charged with murder in Kentucky, Saturday, just one year after charges were dropped against Capstraw in regards to a stabbing in Jacksonville Beach.

Elizabethtown Police officers were led by a witness to 504 Joan Ave where a woman was found dead. A witness called authorities after Capstraw allegedly said, "I killed her," and that he needed to go to a hospital, according to the police report.

Capstraw had met the victim in Georgia during a "hippie festival" called the Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering, according to our media partners WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky. From there, the two hitchhiked to Kentucky, where the woman's body was found.

The suspect told officers that he had "blacked out" after a verbal altercation with the woman, according to the police report. When he came to, he allegedly found the woman to be badly beaten and had multiple injuries to his own hands.

Capstraw told police he had beat the woman to death, the report says.

Police said the woman's injuries would have led to her death.

In May 2017, Capstraw was charged with attempted murder in the second degree after allegedly stabbing a homeless man in the throat and chest in Jacksonville Beach. Capstraw admitted to officers that he cut the man and buried the knife before flagging down police.

The then 19-year-old it was in self-defense after two men with knives began to harass Capstraw and his friends, according to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The charges were dropped a month later when witnesses backed Capstraw's claim of self-defense.