Saturday, October 31, 2009

Key West man stabbed to death

A Key West man died earlier this morning after he was stabbed near Caroline and Duval Streets earlier this morning.

A spokesperson for the Key West Police Department identified the man as Marques Butler, 23. Butler was stabbed around 4 a.m. today during what police described as a fight between a group of "Key West residents and a group of men from out of town."

An ambulance transported Butler to the Lower Keys Medical Center, but he succumb to his injuries a short time later.

This attack comes at the height of Fantasy Fest, a week-long series of parties and other events that culminates in tonight's parade down Duval Street.

Police are questioning a Fort Lauderdale man in connection with the stabbing, but a spokesperson said there are indications the altercation may have began after someone took photos of someone's girlfriend.

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