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Siberian Fisherman Kills Friend Over Lackluster Catch

The argument that lead to the stabbing death of one man began over the choice of fishing location.

An argument between two fishermen in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk ended in tragedy when a man stabbed his friend after the pair failed to bring in a satisfying haul, police said Thursday.

The men, both drunk, began arguing while driving home from the disappointing fishing trip, police representative Olga Shamanskaya said, RIA-Novosti reported. After the victim blamed the man driving the car for the poor fishing location and arriving at the spot late, the driver swerved into a ditch and stabbed him with a knife in the chest four times. He then called the victim's relatives and the wounded man was taken to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

A criminal case has been opened for "intentional infliction of serious bodily injury that resulted in the death of the victim," police said If charged and convicted, the man could face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

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