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Man Arrested in Fatal Nightclub Stabbing

26-year-old Joel Martin charged with second degree murder for stabbing at club in Manchester, NH

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    Investigators say 26-year-old Joel Martin stabbed Darrell Robisnon to death at Club Drynk in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Published Saturday, May 9, 2015)

    A man has been arrested for a fatal stabbing at a nightclub in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to Club Drynk at 20 Old Granite Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Darrell Robinson of Manchester was stabbed in the torso. He was transported to Elliott Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Twenty-six-year-old Joel Martin is charged with second degree murder. After a warrant was issued, he was arrested in Boston after being released from a hospital.

    Witnesses told police Robinson was stabbed by another patron inside the club during an altercation. Investigators are speaking with witnesses and reviewing videos of the incident that were recorded on cell phones.

    Martin is expected to be arraigned Monday in Boston as a fugitive from justice.

    The investigation continued around the club Saturday, while nearby Southern New Hampshire University graduates were walking across the stage. People attending were shocked by the police tape so close to the Verizon Wireless Arena.

    "Kind of a mixed feeling here," said Chuck Colby, who was attending the graduation. "We got something really good going on, and some unfortunate incident that must have taken place."

    "We were walking passed and we thought it was a CSI shoot or something," said graduate Suzanne Delica. "We didn't know what was going on ... that's unfortunate that that's happening, we're sending our prayers to the family."

    Officials are hoping anyone at the club Friday night would be able to help in their investigation.

    "Individuals may have been filming this on their cell phones," said New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati. "We're asking them to hopefully to be helpful with police inquiries. Come down to Manchester Police Department or speak with investigators over the phone."

    Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Manchester Police detectives at 603-668-8711.

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