Judge orders suspect in Ottobar slaying held without bail

Nicholas Heath, 32, accused of stabbing employee of the club

September 29, 2014|By Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun

A Baltimore judge on Monday denied bail for Nicholas Heath, the suspect in this weekend's fatal stabbing of Ottobar employee Tom Malenski.

Heath, 32, was charged on Saturday with murder and other offenses in Malenski's death and processed at Central Booking on Sunday, records show. The judge's decision means Heath will be held as the case moves forward.

Malenski was attending a show at the club on his night off and stepped in to help a co-worker break up a fight and kick a customer out, according to court documents. But as he took the customer outside, police say Heath attacked Malenski, stabbing him in the neck. He died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Another employee of the Remington club, a 33-year-old, suffered a cut to his face in the incident, according to court documents.

Interviews with witnesses quickly led detectives to Heath and they wrote in court documents that he confessed to the killing.



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