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CHICAGO — A man has been charged in the deadly stabbing of a 23-year-old man outside a West Town bar.

Thomas Tansey, 30, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Kenneth Paterimos.

Paterimos was stabbed to death Feb. 21 just outside Richard’s Bar at 491 N. Milwaukee. A fight, according to witnesses, precipitating the deadly attack. 

Paterimos was stabbed in the neck, arm and back. He was transported to Stroger Hospital where he later died.

Witnesses said Tansey yelling racial and homophobic slurs at Paterimos.   Tansey was ejected from the bar, but things escalated.

When Paterimos left the bar, witnesses said the ex-marine was outside. After the deadly stabbing, Paterimos’ brother held the man with the knife down until police could arrive.

After 24 hours of questioning, Tansey was released without any charges.  

Earlier this week, a warrant was issued for Tansey’s arrest. He turned himself into authorities on Wednesday.

Tansey is due in court Thursday.