On the evening of June 20, 2013, Toler and his ex-girlfriend were playing with their 19-month-old daughter in the apartment complex’s basketball court. Hernandez left his apartment to take out the trash.
The men “exchanged words” and started fist fighting, the news release states.
Prosecutors alleged Hernandez fatally stabbed Toler in the heart with a butter knife, but his defense counsel contended that he stabbed Toler in self defense.
Think about it for a second: Rounded, edge-less knife and it is shoved so hard into a chest cavity that it perforated the skin, all dermis, pleura and heart.
That was some pissed off guy. Ouch.