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Gulfport men charged with murder

Two Gulfport men were charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of another man after a fight near a bar, police said. Scott Champion, whose age and address were not available Sunday, died at Bayfront Medical Center at 2:11 a.m. Charged with his murder are Robert Joseph Cassese, 41, 1609 56th St. S, and Arthur John Sakalauskas, 31, 5932 19th Ave. S. They are being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail. According to officials, Cassese and Sakalauskas fought with Champion and his brother at O'Maddy's Bar, 5405 Shore Blvd. S, and chased them outside. A police officer saw four men fighting and saw Champion fall.

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