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Former FSU Mascot Killed Over Gumbo Spices

Orlando Thompson
Posted at 5:00 PM, Jun 26, 2015

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (WTXL) - A former Florida State Chief Osceola was stabbed and killed in Panama City Beach over an argument about gumbo spices.

Orlando Thompson was arrested by the Panama City Beach Police Department, accused of stabbing and killing his co-worker Caleb Joshua Halley.

Halley, who went by Josh according to his Facebook page, graduated Florida State University in 2009 with a B.S. and Accounting and Finance.

According to Seminoles.com and the Bleacher Report, Josh Halley is a former FSU Osceola.

Police say the stabbing happened at a seafood market on South Highway 79 in Panama City Beach.

Thompson and Halley were arguing about the amount of spice to put into the restaurant's gumbo, according to police, when Thompson pulled out a wooden board and Halley a small pocket knife.

According to police, Thompson retreated and brought back a 15 inch "knife/sword". Thompson then swung the knife at Halley, hitting him three times.

Authorities say Halley died from his injuries on Thursday, two days after the incident. Thompson was taken back into custody and charged with manslaughter.