Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour member

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Police say the man arrested for the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour crew will now be charged with murder.

31-year-old Pierce Boykin was taken back into custody Tuesday afternoon, after posting bail on an attempted murder charge last week.

Boykin allegedly stabbed 29-year-old De'Von Pickett and 27-year-old Eric Parker outside an East Mount Airy bar.

"Both of the parties both knew a female who worked at the bar, and the arguments centered around her," explained Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark.

Pickett died while Parker was critically injured.