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Suspect: Birthday Cake Fight Led To New Britain Stabbing Death

Suspect: Birthday Cake Fight Led To New Britain Stabbing Death

An argument between two men about a birthday cake escalated into a fatal stabbing in a rooming house Monday night, according to police reports and a witness.

Carlos Gonzalez-Oliver, 41, faces a murder charge and is being held in lieu of $1 million bond. Police have not released the name of the victim.

At the arraignment Tuesday afternoon in Superior Court, the bail commissioner said Gonzalez-Oliver had a record of more than 20 criminal convictions in the past 21 years, including a narcotics possession charge in 2015.

Gonzalez-Oliver admitted stabbing the other man to death a little before 9 p.m. and then driving to a motel in Wethersfield, according to police reports....

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