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Police in Prince George's County, Maryland released a photo of the suspect who stabbed a 28-year-old man during an argument outside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD on Monday.

Prince George's County police released a photo of the suspect: a Black male wearing a yellow t-shirt, black jacket and black ball cap turned backwards. Also seen in the photo is a Black woman who police hope to identify in connection with the incident, according to Fox 13 News.

"We are looking for a male, and that male knows who he is," Prince George's County Police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said at a news conference Monday. "He knows what he did here tonight, and he needs to do the right thing and he needs to step up and turn himself in."

Kevin Tyrell Davis, 28, of Oxon Hill, MD, was identified as the victim. He was stabbed after arguing with the suspect over cutting the long line. The suspect followed Davis to the front door and stabbed him in the parking lot.

The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches on Sunday, Nov. 3. The chicken sandwiches were pulled earlier this year after a series of violent assaults inside Popeyes fast food restaurants.

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Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting a low-income demographic with high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.

On Tuesday a Popeyes spokesperson released a statement to Fox News:

"We do not yet know whether this was the result of a dispute over one of our products or something unrelated, but there is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot. Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities."

The spicy chicken craze started out as a friendly meme war between Popeyes and its rival Chick-fil-A. But the high demand for the chicken sandwiches have resulting in bad PR for the company.

According to customers around the country, the spicy chicken sandwiches are already sold out.

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The Popeyes hysteria is not over. Police in Maryland say a Popeyes customer was stabbed to death over the coveted spicy chicken sandwiches.

The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches to franchise stores. The chicken sandwiches were pulled after a series of violent assaults in Popeyes fast food restaurants earlier this year.

Prince George's County Police responded to a report of a fight at a Popeyes location in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill on Monday at around 7 p.m.

According to Fox5 DC, a fight ensued when one man objected to another man cutting the long line. The scuffle spilled outside where one man stabbed a 28-year-old man.

"We have been able to determine, preliminarily, that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant," said PGPD Director of Media Relations Jennifer Donelan in a statement to CBS affiliate WJZ 13 News.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he was reported dead about an hour after the fight. Police are searching for the suspect.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich hysteria was born on social media when rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A launched a meme war touting their products.

But Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting Black people in poor communities with their high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.

Instagram influencers and bloggers promoted the sandwiches which quickly sold out everywhere.

Customers accused the fast food chain of deliberately running out of the sandwiches to prevent a certain demographic from ruining the dining experience of their regular customers.
 

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Opening statements began Tuesday in the high-profile murder case of Ezra McCandless in a Wisconsin courtroom.

A defense attorney portrayed his client as the victim during his detailed opening statement. McCandless, 21, is accused of stabbing her boyfriend, Alexander Woodworth, 16 times.

McCandless and Woodworth, 24, were in his truck that got stuck in the mud on a dirt road in rural Dunn County, Wisconsin on March 22, 2018.

According to a criminal complaint, McCandless claimed she crawled into the back seat when Woodworth attempted to rape her. She said she grabbed a knife to defend herself and started stabbing "anywhere and everywhere."

She said Woodworth didn't stop even after she stabbed him multiple times. Police say she spent time mutilating his penis.

After McCandless stabbed Woodworth to death, she carved the word "boy" in her own forearm and slashed her clothes.

In her opening statement, the prosecutor described McCandless as a cold-blooded killer who committed premeditated murder. She reportedly took her father's EMT knife with her.

McCandless, who was born a biological female, experimented with her gender identity in high school. She changed her name multiple times, finally settling on the boyish name "Ezra". On that basis, the media insists on calling McCandless "transgender".

But friends say McCandless has always dressed in feminine clothing and never appeared as a male to them. They describe her as "mentally ill" and "weird".

The jury will hear from a former boyfriend who said McCandless followed him as he drove 150 miles to a friend's house. He found her sleeping in her car in his friend's driveway the next morning.

McCandless reportedly had three boyfriends at the time of Woodworth's death.

She pleaded not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide by reason of mental illness. She was later found competent to stand trial. She is being held on $250,000 bail in the Dunn County jail.

McCandless faces life in prison if convicted.
 

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