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Police Arrest Former Teammate in FIU RB Kendall Berry's Murder

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIIMarch 26, 2010

The suspect who police believe stabbed Florida International running back Kendall Berry Thursday night on the Maidique campus has surrendered to police, according to the university.

According to the Miami Herald, that suspect has been identified.

Quentin Wyche, a former teammate of Berry's and a student at Florida International University, gave himself up before 8:30 p.m Friday.

According to a source familiar with the investigation, an argument between Berry's girlfriend and Wyche caused her to call Berry over to the area.

After a verbal altercation ensued, witnesses say Wyche stabbed Berry at least once with an unknown object.

The crime took place just after 9 p.m. Thursday right outside the front doors of the rec center.

Many of the students using the fitness center on the second floor of the rec center witnessed the stabbing while they gathered at the glass walls.

Doryham Almendarez, a 19-year old student commented on what he saw, "He was getting kicked.", the nursing major claimed. He couldn't recall if there was more then one assailant.

Wyche has been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

A junior college transfer from Daytona State, he played defensive back for the Golden Panthers during last year's spring game.

According to Miami-Dade police, Berry died on the way to the hospital.

"Kendall had an infectious personality. He was loved and respected by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. It was truly an honor to have known and coached Kendall," Coach Mario Cristobal said in a statement.


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