Man Charged With Stabbing Miami Cop in The Face at Casino Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of stabbing a Miami police officer in the face at the Magic City Casino pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge Friday.

Jose Carvajal-Lopez was in court Friday to enter the plea in the Jan. 21 incident. He's expected back in court Monday and his trial could begin as early as May.

Witnesses said Carvajal-Lopez attacked the officer and stabbed him in the face, forcing the cop to fire his gun once and sending Carvajal-Lopez to the hospital. The officer was also hospitalized.

An error on an arrest report led to the release of Carvajal-Lopez but he was quickly booked back into jail where he remains held without bond.

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