Florida Man Says He Stabbed Friend Over Last Beer

The man said he was arguing with his friend of the last can of Natural Ice.

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Marion County Corrections

A central Florida man says he stabbed a friend and his dog over the last can of beer.

While waiting at the Marion County jail to make a court appearance Tuesday, Daniel Trent told the Ocala Star-Banner that he stabbed Mark Durham in self-defense Sunday night.

Trent is charged with second-degree murder. He says he argued with Durham over the last can of Natural Ice, after they had finished two cases of beer. Trent says Durham grabbed a knife from Trent's kitchen and cut Trent's hand.

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That's when Trent says he grabbed the knife and stabbed Durham in the stomach and chest. He says Durham then told him to stab his beagle.

A judge ordered Trent held without bond.

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