Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A dinnertime squabble between two Hispanic roommates over the last piece of chicken ended in a fatal stabbing and arrest on murder charges
Reinaldo Cardoso Rivera, 38, has been arrested for killing 34-year-old Darwin Gonzalez over food. Rivera, Gonzalez and three other men, all believed to be of Cuban descent, were preparing dinner and drinking in an apartment when the victim grabbed the last piece of fried chicken and ate it. Rivera became angry with his roommate for hogging the drumstick and the two got into a heated argument. The verbal spat eventually spilled into the parking lot outside the building where Gonzalez and Rivera came to blows. At some point, Rivera pulled a kitchen knife on his roommate and stabbed him. The suspect, who was also hurt in the brawl, initially fled the scene, but he later returned to the apartment and admitted to police officers, who by that point had responded to the residence, that he stabbed Gonzalez.