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Two charged in fatal stabbing outside Raleigh nightclub

Posted July 1, 2010

— Police on Thursday charged two Raleigh men in the stabbing death of a man early Wednesday outside a north Raleigh nightclub.

Mario Antonio Smith, 30, was charged with murder, and Gregory Mecos Watkins, 22, was charged as an accessory to murder. Both men were being held Thursday in the Wake County jail.

The charges stem from a stabbing outside Zona Rosa nightclub, at 2241 New Hope Church Road, that killed Dwight Lee Dean, 24, of Raleigh.

Police didn't release details about a possible motive or other information about the arrests.


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  • rescuefan Jul 1, 2010

    I don't understand why I can't agree with 1 of the original american's post without getting censored. All I said was exactly.

  • moncha2003 Jul 1, 2010

    yeah 1 of the americans lol.. no one saying anything now lol

  • jackieflash42 Jul 1, 2010

    So is anyone really surprised here?....anybody?

  • dryjr Jul 1, 2010

    Let me see if i can remember all the bad Durham comments from yesterday: seems to happen every day in Raleigh,I don't drive in Raleigh at night because of this,shocker crime in Raleigh,
    That's why I don.t go to the civic center at night. I think I'll stop there.

  • Jake B Jul 1, 2010

    Looks like Mr. Dean put up a good fight though. Someone tore that head up!

  • rroutput Jul 1, 2010

    I'm definately seeing a pattern among the niteclubs that have had fatal fights.

  • 8675309-9 Jul 1, 2010

    how can you tell someones status by their name?

  • 1 of the original Americans Jul 1, 2010

    Mario Antonio Smith, 30,Gregory Mecos Watkins, 22

    to all the posts that insisted this was a illegal immigrant issue I just wanted to repeat how wrong you were!! lol