Bond Denied for FIU Stabbing Suspect

Suspect in campus stabbing of football star to stay behind bars

By Hank Tester and Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011  |  Updated 12:47 PM EDT
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FIU Mourns Murdered Student

Quentin Wyche (right) has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing of FIU football player Kendall Berry.

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Florida International University turned into a crime scene late last night when 22-year-old Kendall Berry was stabebd to death.

FIU Mourns Murdered Student

Over 1,000 people attended a memorial for FIU football player Kendall Berry
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The man accused in the stabbing of Florida International University football star Kendall Berry will be staying behind bars after a Miami-Dade judge denied his request for bond Tuesday.

Quentin Wyche, 23, is facing second-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Berry on FIU's campus in March 2010. According to police, the incident began at the school's rec center when Wyche insulted Berry's girlfriend and threw cookies in her face.

As the two men exchanged words and the argument became physical, Wyche stabbed Berry, allegedly with scissors. The 22-year-old Berry was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died. Wyche later turned himself in to police.

Judge Milton Hirsch said Wyche would be a flight risk if let out on bond.

Berry's family attended Tuesday's hearing, where they were happy with the judge's decision.

"We're very pleased with the ruling, it just takes a lot off our family and we're very happy with the judge's decision," said mom Melisscia Spillman.

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