Judge denies bail for man charged with Barcode murder

A judge ordered the man charged with the stabbing death of Robinson Pal held without bail Thursday.

Antoine Byrd, 35, was charged with first-degree murder while armed for Pal’s death.

Despite his attorney’s argument, the judge said there was probable cause to keep Byrd with no bail until his next court appearance.

According to charging documents, a witness saw Byrd and Pal get into a fight while at Barcode on Jan. 31. According to a security guard quoted in the documents, Pal and Byrd were separated by security, when Pal fell to floor. When his shirt was lifted, a stab wound to the left side of his chest was discovered. Police and security began CPR on Pal while another security guard outside the club saw Byrd run out.

A second victim was also stabbed at Barcode on the same night, but was rushed to the hospital and was later released.

After the stabbing, a friend of the witness’ was accepted to follow Byrd’s private Instagram account and recognized him as the same man from the stabbing. The witness googled Byrd’s Instagram from a police laptop where a police officer, who is familiar with Byrd from “numerous prior interactions,” said the person from the google images was Byrd.

Police also received an anonymous tip that Byrd might be associated with Glizzy Gang.




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