Kenneth Paterimos killed in stabbing outside Richard’s Bar

Kenneth Paterimos killed in stabbing outside Richard’s Bar

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Family said the 30-year-old man yelled a homophobic slur at Paterimos before stabbing him multiple times outside the bar.

Kenneth Paterimos, 23, was stabbed multiple times in his neck, back and arm on Friday, Feb. 21 outside Richard’s Bar in West Town. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later, authorities said. His death was ruled a homicide.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing, but was police said he was released from custody after he claimed he had acted in self-defense.

The Sun-Times is not naming the 30-year-old man because he has not been charged with a crime. Court records show he is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who was convicted of battery three years ago after he pulled a gun on a man in the northwest suburbs and tackled him to the ground.

Family said the 30-year-old man yelled a homophobic slur at Paterimos before stabbing him multiple times outside the bar, which Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said witnesses at the scene had confirmed.

Guglielmi said police are continuing to investigate, and emphasized that the man’s release from custody should not be interpreted as “a declination of charges.”

Source : Matthew Hendrickson Link

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