Judge To Decide on FIU Fatal Stabbing Case

Kendall Berry was stabbed to death with a pair scissors on Florida International University's campus in March of 2010

By Christina Hernandez
|  Monday, Jan 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:00 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Kendall Berry was stabbed to death with a pair scissors on Florida International University's campus in March of 2010.

Kendall Berry was stabbed to death with a pair scissors on Florida International University's campus in March of 2010.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Fatal FIU Stabbing

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

Kendall Berry was fatally stabbed with a pair scissors on Florida International University's campus in March 2010, and the man accused of killing him may be released if a judge finds he was acting in self-defense. 

"It's terrible," Berry's father, Derrick Spillman said. "Every night and day we've got to go through this. We can't move on."

Two years after his son was killed, Spillman is ready for Judge Milton Hirsch to make a decision whether Quentin Wyche will stand trial on murder charges.

"This is someone who brought a knife to a fist fight and someone is dead because of it," prosecutor Abbe Rifkin said.

Wyche's attorney is arguing self-defense.

He said "it was the victim who ran after the defendant, who was trying to run from him, before the stabbing took place."

After being locked up for more than a year, Wyche is now out on house arrest. He sat in on a Monday hearing but didn't take the stand.

"We still don't know what happened," Spillman said. "The defendant is there and he can speak about what happened, and he won't."

But some witnesses did speak at the hearing. One said there was a fight on campus that night almost two years ago.

"Somebody needs to put their foot down and do what needs to be done and get this case over with," Mellisscia Spillman, Berry's mother, said.

Now, the judge is getting some statements from witnesses who not able to attend the hearing but were present when this crime took place. Based on those statements, he will make his decision in the next two weeks.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6 connects... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out