Sunday, November 1, 2009

Man arrested in connection with Key West stabbing

The Key West Police Department has arrested a Broward County man in connection with the fatal stabbing of Marques Butler early yesterday morning.

Nicholas Ferro, 23, of Hollywood, faces a second degree murder charge. He allegedly stabbed Butler near Caroline and Simonton Streets (and not Duval Street as a police spokesperson originally said) around 4 a.m. on Oct. 31. Butler died a short time later at a local hospital.

The incident took place during Fantasy Fest, a week-long celebration in which up to 70,000 revelers descend upon Key West.

Ferro remains in custody at the Monroe County Detention Center.

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