MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade prosecutors had to temporarily drop the murder charge against a former Florida International University student accused of fatally stabbing a member of the school's football team.
But state attorney's office spokesman Ed Griffith said Wednesday that the case has been refiled and a new arrest warrant has already been signed. He said 25-year-old Quentin Wyche has agreed to arrange his surrender.
Prosecutors say they were forced to drop the case, because the judge refused to grant a continuance for unavailable witnesses. The trial was scheduled to begin next Monday.
Wyche's attorney has argued that his client was acting in self-defense during a fight when he stabbed 22-year-old FIU player Kendall Berry in March 2010. Berry had reportedly been accompanied by several other players when he confronted Wyche.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com