Casino stabbing suspect in court

April 8, 2008 6:47:48 PM PDT
A Georgia man accused of stabbing a fellow casino patron to death in a parking garage over the weekend following a dispute at a poker table was ordered held on $500,000 bail Tuesday.

Vicente Perez, 57, is charged with aggravated manslaughter, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the stabbing death of Arthur Prince, 61, of Toms River.

Authorities say Perez began arguing with Prince inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City on Saturday. They stepped out of the casino and into the valet parking area of the garage, where authorities allege that Perez stabbed Prince in the left cheek, severing his carotid artery and causing him to bleed to death.