Late Wednesday Slaying Probed

A fight over a woman has left one man dead, another critically wounded by a knife and a third man in jail on murder charges.

It all happened in a Niceville home in Okaloosa County.

Joseph Allen Ciastko of Mary Esther was allegedly stabbed to death by Johnny Gafford at his home in Niceville.

The two were supposedly in an argument about a woman who was also in home at the time.

Gafford stabbed Ciastko in the chest, killing him. Then he used the knife to cut Joel Zetterlund's throat. Joel survived, and was lifeflighted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. He is in critical condition.

Gafford is being charged with open counts of murder and attempted murder and is in the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.


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