Man is Fatally Stabbed After Taking The Last Piece Of Chicken, Cops Say

Man is Fatally Stabbed After Taking The Last Piece Of Chicken, Cops Say Reinaldo Rivera, 38, is behind bars charged with murder

A man was fatally stabbed when an argument over a piece of chicken got out of control, according to reports.

Reinaldo Cardoso Rivera, 38, from Houston, Texas, has been charged with the murder of Perez Gonzalez, 34, also from Houston.

Five men had been making dinner and drinking in an apartment in the western area of the city - but dinner reportedly turned deadly after Gonzalez took the last piece of chicken.

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The row escalated into a fist fight which ended up spilling out into the parking lot of the apartment complex, according to police. Rivera then allegedly stabbed Gonzalez before running away from the scene with a knife. Gonzalez died at the scene.

When he returned to the scene of the crime, police say he then admitted to them that he had stabbed Gonzalez.

Rivera was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held in Harris County jail on $200,000 bond, according to online jail records. An attorney is not listed.

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Longtime resident John McDonald heard the police sirens and saw the patrol car lights flashing, but had no idea what all the commotion was about.

"I just felt that a human life taken over a piece of chicken is ridiculous,” McDonald said to KPRC Houston.

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