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Macon man charged in fatal stabbing outside N.J. casino

A Macon man is behind bars in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

Vincente Perez, 57, remains in custody at the Atlantic County Jail on $50,000 cash bond.

Perez is charged with aggravated manslaughter, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Authorities said Perez stabbed 61-year-old Arthur Prince, of Toms River, N.J., Saturday afternoon after the men began to argue at a poker table inside the popular casino.

The altercation left the game floor and continued outside in the casino's valet parking lot.

Prince suffered multiple stab wounds to the face, abdomen and back, according to Madelaine Vitale of the county prosecutor's office. He died Monday at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

Perez made his first court appearance Tuesday morning before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Albert Garofolo.

Family members reportedly traveled to New Jersey earlier this week to attend the hearing.

For more on this story return to macon.com or read Thursday's Telegraph.

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