Poker Dispute Ends with Bloody Murder

Published April 6, 2008 by OCR Editor

Poker Dispute Ends with Bloody Murder

A man was stabbed on Saturday after a poker dispute in the Taj Mahal Casino. Within 2 hours of the start of the dispute the man was declared dead.

Travesty in Atlantic City's Taj Mahal this past Saturday as an unidentified victim was stabbed to death due to a poker dispute. The violence escalated quickly from the casino floor to the valet parking area leaving Vicente Perez of Georgia into the custody of the Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor Office spokeswoman Madelaine Vitale explained that the fight broke out in the Taj Mahal at 2:46 PM with a poker game and ended in the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center at 4:04 PM with the victim's death. Vitale explains that Perez, 57, will be charged with aggravated manslaughter and weapons offence. The knife was discovered at the scene.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released pending the notification of his family.

Past Violence
Only a month ago we have reported on several cases of violence that involved poker games. Our words of concern are, unfortunately, still relevant

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