Poker Player Killed After Argument at Taj Mahal Casino

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Two poker players got into an argument at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. Reports suggest that the argument began when a player briefly left his seat at a $1/$2 game in order to restock his money supply. In his absence the seat was given to another player, and an argument ensued between the two.

A fight broke out in the valet area outside of the casino after both players had left the casino. During the fight one player brandished a knife and stabbed the other, a wound that proved to be fatal. The police report states that the killing took place on Saturday at 2:46 in the afternoon. The name of the victim has not yet been released, as the victim’s kin have not been officially notified.

Police arrested the slayer, Vicente Perez, a 57-year old man from Georgia. Perez has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.

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