UMaine football player charged with murder

1:44 PM, Mar 13, 2014   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office in Georgia has arrested UMaine running back Zedric Joseph and charged him in connection with a murder in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Police say the incident occurred on March 7th.  Police say Ricardy Chery was stabbed and killed.  Another victim, Vashti Laurore was also stabbed but suffered minor injuries.

Joseph was charged with domestic violence assault against the victim Laurore on Decemer 17, 2012. Joseph pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct and the domestic violence charges were dropped.

In a written statement, UMaine Head Football Coach Jack Cosgrove says, "This is very hard to comprehend. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and friends."

Joseph is currently being held at Richmond County Sheriff's Office on a warrant for Palm Beach County.

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