A fight over a birthday cake left one man dead and another in jail facing murder chargesThe suspect is being held on a $1 million bond after police say he stabbed his housemate to death Monday night because he destroyed a birthday cake he purchased

The suspect told investigators he had just come home to the small rooming house he’d been living in and had bought a birthday cake for another tenant, identified only as Wilfredo, who was celebrating a birthday.

The suspect said the victim had been drinking and started yelling and harassing him for no reason, even coming after him with an axe before destroying the birthday cake and throwing some of it at the door

The victim allegedly continued to try and attack the suspect, who grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim once, before calling a nephew to pick him up.

But the story doesn’t jive with witness accounts and the suspect is being charged with murder. Witnesses told cops they never saw an axe and the victim was stabbed in the back, which means he couldn’t have been actively attacking the suspect when he was killed,

Police also found the suspect to have a rap sheet 20 years long with plenty of threatening and assault convictions over the years.


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