LaBare dancer ar­rested in death

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Mau­rice Michael McKnight, 42, was ar­rested Tues­day in Bexar County in con­nec­tion with the death of a pa­tron at Austin’s LaBare strip club last month, Austin po­lice said Wed­nes­day.

McKnight was booked and re­leased Tues­day by the Bexar County sher­iff’s of­fice, Austin po­lice said. Last week, po­lice said he faced a $15,000 bail.

McKnight was charged last week with man­slaugh­ter. On June 12, Austin po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors said, McKnight got into an ar­gu­ment with 37-year-old Kelvin Mon­roe at LaBare, a male strip club in the 6400 block of North In­ter­state 35. Soon af­ter, of­fi­cials said, McKnight, a dancer at the club, slapped Mon­roe in the face.

Mon­roe was taken to Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter Brack­en­ridge, where he died June 18 from brain hem­or­rhag­ing, of­fi­cials said. The Travis County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice con­ducted an au­topsy and ruled the death a homi­cide.

If con­victed, McKnight could face a sen­tence of two to 20 years in prison.

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