Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good gravy.


Macon man accused of killing poker player at Atlantic City hotel

A Macon man is behind bars in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., said the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

Vincente Perez, 57, remains in custody at the Atlantic County jail on $50,000 cash bond.

Perez is charged with aggravated manslaughter, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Authorities said Perez stabbed 61-year-old Arthur Prince, of Toms River, N.J., on Saturday afternoon after the men began to argue at a poker table inside the popular casino.

The altercation left the game floor and continued outside in the casino's valet parking lot.

Prince suffered multiple stab wounds to the face, abdomen and back, according to a news release from the county prosecutor's office. He died Monday at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

Perez made his first court appearance Tuesday before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Albert Garofolo.

Family members reportedly traveled from Macon to New Jersey earlier this week to attend the hearing.

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