Man charged in friend's stabbing

Tufano

AIKEN - Authorities have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing his friend during a fight Saturday night.

Dancer Wayne Richter, 20, who was stabbed multiple times, was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office charged Allen C. Tufano, 36, of Aiken, with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, according to jail records.

Witnesses say the two men had been drinking and roughhousing Saturday in the front yard of a home on Partridge Bend Road near New Ellenton, Mr. Carlton said. About 9 p.m., witnesses told investigators, Mr. Tufano got a knife and stabbed Mr. Richter.

Mr. Richter's murder marks the 14th homicide in Aiken County this year.

Mr. Tufano remains at the Aiken County Detention Center.

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