Sunday, November 22, 2009
Update: Aiken Man Charged with Murder after Drunk-Fest
Updated at 11:17 a.m.:
As The Jail Report told you first, Aiken County authorities have arrested a man in connection with a weekend murder.
According to Coroner Tim Carlton, 20-year-old Allen Tufano has been charged in the stabbing death of his friend, 20-year-old Dancer Richter.
The victim was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the Aiken Regional Medical Center Emergency Room at about 10 pm last night. Mr. Richter was transported to the ER from the front yard of a residence on Partridge Bend Rd., near New Ellenton SC.
"Mr. Richter had been stabbed multiple times, allegedly by a friend, Mr. Allen C. Tufano," the coroner said in a press release. "According to witnesses, the pair had been drinking , scuffling, and rough housing all day. At approximately 9 pm, the rough housing turned deadly when Mr. Tufano aquired a knife and stabbed his friend."
Mr. Richter is scheduled for autopsy this morning in Newberry. This is the 14th Homicide in Aiken County in 2009.
Mr. Tufano is a repeat offender who's seen the inside of the Aiken County Jail several times. In 2008, he was arrested for assault & battery of a high & aggravated nature as well as malicious injury to property. Earlier this year, he was arrested three times for charges that include criminal domestic violence, disorderly conduct gross intoxication, driving under suspension and open container.