A Brooklyn bartender died in a stabbing when he confronted an ex-con over a fight between their dogs, police sources told a New York Criminal Lawyer. The fight between the dogs occurred outside a country-and-Western bar on Vanderbuilt Ave. in Prospect Heights.
The victim had his miniature black-and-brown pinscher tied to a fence near a salt-and-pepper poodle. The poodle was owned by a 36-year-old patron of the bar, an ex-convict. The leashes of the dogs twisted together and the dogs began to fight. The ex-con, who had already served seven years in prison for manslaughter, came out with his wife to check on the dog. The 41-year-old bartender also came out to see what was happening.
A witness reported to a New York Criminal Lawyer that the argument was initially very strange. “They were arguing about whose dog can beat whose dog,” the witness said. “Dude! You pushed my wife’s hand!” the witness said he heard the ex-con yell. “No, I didn’t,” the bartender replied, according to the witness. It was only a few minutes later that the bartender was stabbed twice. He died later at Kings County Hospital.
The alleged attacker was treated at Woodhull Hospital for wounds to his hand. He was charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, then led out of the 77th Precinct stationhouse in handcuffs. New York Criminal Lawyers have learned the ex-con shot a man to death in Brooklyn in 1991. He was convicted of manslaughter and given a 15-year-sentence, but was released in 2000.
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