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Local couple accused of murder in bar fight

On the evening of July 6, a 35-year-old South Baltimore rapper performed at the Fish Head Cantina in Halethorpe. At approximately 1:30 Sunday morning, police received calls reporting that a riot that had erupted. One witness told police that everyone went to the back of the bar following the show and was engaged in a fight.

When police arrived at the show, they discovered a 22-year-old man that had allegedly been stabbed several times. The man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead. The rapper's 31-year-old wife has been charged with first-degree murder after a witness allegedly told police that she admitted to stabbing the man. Her husband was charged with accessory after the fact. A bouncer reportedly told police that he was able to get a license plate number from the vehicle used by the woman. The alleged witnesses were not identified by police.

Police are not aware of any relationship between the couple and the deceased. They did not release any potential motive for the incident. The wife is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail. Her husband is being held on a bond of $1,000,000 at the same facility. A review of court records showed no attorney for either of the accused persons.

A local criminal defense attorney may be able to assist person accused of a crime by arguing for reasonable bail amounts or pretrial release. An attorney may be able to sit with those accused of committing crimes during police interrogation, providing invaluable assistance. It may also be possible to review evidence in order to determine the best possible defense or to help in negotiating a favorable plea bargain.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Local rapper, wife charged in stabbing after show", Jessica Anderson, July 09, 2013

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