Not guilty plea for suspect in Tilted Kilt stabbing

Not guilty plea for suspect in Tilted Kilt stabbing

Not guilty plea for suspect in Tilted Kilt stabbing

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 4:21 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A man accused of fatally stabbing another employee at a downtown Phoenix restaurant last month has pleaded not guilty in the case.
 
Maricopa County prosecutors say 23-year-old Javier Alonzo Romero entered his plea Thursday. His initial pretrial conference is scheduled for Jan. 23.
 
Romero was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated assault on a police officer.
 
Police say Romero tried to grab the gun of a police officer while being treated later at a hospital for cuts to his arm.
 
Romero allegedly attacked another kitchen worker at the Tilted Kilt on Nov. 25.
 
He and 26-year-old Miguel Angel Hernandez were stocking inventory before the restaurant opened that day.

The motive for the stabbing remains unclear.
 
Authorities say Hernandez was declared dead at the scene.
 

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