Former FSU mascot stabbed to death over gumbo recipe

Written By Kirstie Chiappelli
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A man who formerly portrayed Florida State mascot Chief Osceola was stabbed and killed last week in Panama City Beach, Fla., after an argument over a gumbo recipe, WTLX-TV in Tallahassee reported.

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Caleb Joshua Halley, who served as Chief Osceola from 2004-07 and graduated from the university in 2009, was allegedly stabbed last Tuesday by coworker Orlando Thompson at a restaurant where the two worked. The incident occurred after an apparent altercation over the amount of spice to put into some gumbo at Buddy's Seafood Market.

According to police, Thompson pulled out a wooden board while Halley grabbed a small pocket knife. Thompson then walked away and brought back a 15-inch knife. He allegedly swung the knife at Halley, causing three lacerations across his torso.

Halley, 34, died two days later, on Thursday, from the injuries. Thompson, 26, was arrested by Panama City Beach Police and charged with manslaughter.

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