Police say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley was killed by Orlando Thompson in a dispute over gumbo spices. Halley apparently died from three knife slashes inflicted by his attacker.
Reports say Thompson attacked Halley with a 15-inch knife. The victim was unarmed and apparently attempted to protect himself with a wooden kitchen board.
Reports say the attacker was only charged with manslaughter.
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A former Florida State football mascot was allegedly killed by a co-worker after a row over how much spice to add to the gumbo mix escalated into a knife attack.
Panama City Police say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley, who was known as Josh, was working at Buddy's Seafood Market in Panama City, Florida, last Tuesday when he and a co-worker, Orlando Thompson, started arguing.
Police say that Thompson grabbed a wooden board and Halley pulled out a pocket knife during the dispute over how much spice to put in the trademark spicy southern seafood recipe.
Thompson then allegedly returned with a 15-inch blade and slashed Halley across the torso, causing three lacerations.
The incident happened last Tuesday night and Halley died last Thursday. Thompson is being charged with manslaughter and being held on a $75,000 bond.
Halley was Florida State University football team's famous mascot Chief Osceola from 2004 to 2007 when he was studying there.
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