Dorian Hinkson Stabbed His Neighbor To Death On Christmas Eve Over Loud Music Complaint
via Miami-Dade Courts
All 24-year-old Philip Arthur wanted on Christmas Eve was some peace and quiet so his wife could sleep in; what he got, cops say, was a fatal chest wound from the Liberty City neighbor who was blasting the tunes.
Dorian Hinkson, a 51-year-old resident of the Pork 'n Beans projects, has been charged this morning with second-degree murder after police say he stabbed Arthur to death in front of his wife and kids. In hindsight, Arthur couldn't have picked a worse neighbor to fight -- according to Riptide's search of criminal records, Hinkson's been charged with at least seven felonies in the past with multiple convictions.
Arthur confronted Hinkson around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, police say, asking him to quiet his music.
Hinkson "became enraged," the Herald reports, and then "stabbed Arthur once in the chest in front of his children and wife."
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Arthur died from the wound, and police quickly arrested Hinkson.
It's far from his first scuffle with the law, based on court records. Here's a quick tour of his criminal history:
- In 1994 Hinkson was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, battery, and third-degree grand theft; prosecutors dropped the first two charges and withheld adjudication on the latter counts.
- In 2005, police charged Hinkson with felony burglary, but prosecutors dropped the charges.
- In 2007, he was slapped with two felonies: battery of a fire or police official and resisting arrest, and convicted of the battery.
- In 2008, Hinkson was again charged with felony battery; again, the charges weren't prosecuted.
This time, Hinkson is being held without bond at the pre-trial detention center. Considering Arthur's entire family witnessed his murder, Hinkson might finally stew in prison for a while on this charge.
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