Carrollton Police Department arrested Roy Lee Gates Jr., who allegedly stabbed Robert Lee Hill Jr. of Carrollton following a “scuffle” over who had won the game.
Police suspect money was involved, but Capt. Chris Dobbs said they do not know how much because the money was gone before officers arrived.
The 53-year-old victim was taken to Tanner Medical Center, but was pronounced dead immediately once there.
The men, along with several others, gathered on Gates’ front porch at the house he and his father share on Spring Street in Carrollton. Gates, Hill and two other men were playing the popular card game spades.
Hill was stabbed once in each leg, in the chest and in the bicep. Police are still investigating which knife was used in the attack — the Gates are knife collectors and have several knives in their home.
Police said Gates and Hill had not been getting along well in recent weeks, and that the card game was apparently the tipping point.
Police arrested Gates Sunday morning after he returned home from being out all night.
Gates is currently in Carroll County Jail pending a bond hearing.