2 arrested after fight over crab legs turns violent


Police say two people were arrested after a dispute over crab legs at a Connecticut restaurant turned violent.

WVIT-TV reports police were called to Royal Buffet in Manchester, Connecticut, on Saturday evening after a juvenile was punched in the face.

Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight were arrested. Clifford Knight is charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Latoya Knight is charged with disorderly conduct and threatening.

Police say the juvenile’s mother deployed pepper spray in self-defense. She is not facing charges. The restaurant was temporarily closed while health officials assessed the building’s air quality following the pepper spray.

The restaurant didn’t respond to a request for comment from WVIT-TV.

It’s unclear whether Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight have attorneys who could comment.


Was Ex-Fairfax cop charged with murder was consumed by marital woes?

Prosecutors will be allowed to tell jurors that a former Fairfax County police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed man during a 2013 domestic standoff had questioned whether he had acted out of anger over a deteriorating marriage.

Former Fairfax County police officer Adam Torres is charged with shooting and killing John Geer at his home in Springfield, Virginia. He is being held without bail pending the start of his trial, which is scheduled to begin April 18.

During a pretrial hearing Thursday, defense attorney John Carroll argued that statements Torres made after the shooting, in which he mentioned marital problems, were not relevant to the case and should be barred from the trial.

But Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Robert Smith denied the motion, permitting them to be heard.

According to court records, Torres told another officer just moments after the shooting that he had been arguing with his wife earlier that day.

He repeated the statement to detectives in an interview several days later, telling them that he “wondered” if he had fired the gun out of anger, the court records state.

Though the judge denied the defense’s motion to exclude the remarks at Thursday’s hearing, the court did rule that statements Torres had made back in 2012 about marital problems could be excluded from the trial because they were too far removed from the shooting.

Sometimes even cops don’t know when to keep their mouths shut, remember that when they say “If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear”

Frank Carson et al UPDATE

Just as a reminder the Frank Carson and others preliminary hearing will continue tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM.

Most of you are aware of what happened about 10 days ago when Jesse Garcia the defense attorney for Georgia DeFilippo had tripped on the curb outside the courthouse and as it turned out he broke two bones in his ankle. As what is customary in this type of medical cases they had to wait for the swelling to go down to perform surgery and he is expected to be out this next week at least.

When court resumes tomorrow decisions will have to be made by Ms. DeFilippo and the court on which direction to proceed. One possibility is for Mr. DeFilippo to be severed out of the hearing to be done at a later date if necessary, a second alternative may be to assign another counsel to Ms. DeFilippo, and I guess another possibility is for her to continue on Pro per.

To be honest I’m not sure what the most probable direction this will take and I guess I will just have to take a wait-and-see attitude until tomorrow. It must be noted that this last week of the court being dark was scheduled anyway so there was only maybe two days lost in this hearing that all probably go on at least another month maybe longer.

I will advise of any information that becomes available as soon as I get it.