A Connecticut man said he didn't' remember stabbing a coworker during a drunken attack in Maine, police said.
Maine State Police said a Connecticut man was found unresponsive after suffering an apparent stab wound near a fairgrounds restrooms last week.
Carlos A. Negron, 46, a transient from Connecticut, was charged with the intentional or knowing murder of Anderson Gomes, 31, of Waterbury, Connecticut.
Witnesses reportedly told police the two men worked together at the fair, and were staying on the fairgrounds. Witnesses told police that just before he was stabbed, Gomes was drunk and angry that he couldn't get a ride back to Connecticut earlier in the day, according to The Bangor Daily News.
Another witness reportedly told police Negron was known to carry knives. She said she’d heard Gomes had been unhappy that his girlfriend had been flirting with Negron.
Negron reportedly told investigators he and Gomes had been drinking and had gone to the store to get more alcohol and food before they continued drinking with Gomes’ girlfriend by the trailers parked in the Fairgrounds, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.
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A witness reportedly said the two men got into a drunken argument before she heard Gomes punch a man in the face. She went on to say someone pulled Gomes off the man, but he “continued to behave in a belligerent and confrontational manner.”
That’s when Negron reportedly came from behind a trailer and appeared to punch Gomes.
Another witness heard Negron tell Gomes: “Don’t f*** with my family,” according to the Portland Press Herald.
Negron allegedly told police that he did not remember stabbing Gomes and that the fight was “a blur.”
He was taken to the Oxford County Jail in Paris, Maine, was charged with murder, and was ordered held without bail, according to NewsCenterMaine.com.
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