Suspect In T.G.I. Friday’s Cook Murder Pleads Not Guilty

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – The man charged in the murder of a T.G.I.F. chef in Pembroke Pines plead not guilty in court Monday.

Luke Chamberlain, 33, is charged with first degree murder in the death of Antoine Gracius.

Gracius was killed April 14th at 1:30 a.m. when he was stabbed several times during an attack outside the T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant on 90 N. University Drive. The father of nine children, who worked as a chef for about five years, was leaving work for the night when his attacker grabbed a gold chain from his neck and drove off in a dark-colored mini-van.

Surveillance video showed Gracius walking out of the restaurant and shortly thereafter banging on the door and staggering. He was rushed to the hospital but died as a result of his injuries.

Chamberlain was arrested after a DNA match was made with blood left at the scene, police said.

Family members said Gracius moved to the U.S. from Haiti nine years ago and sent money to his wife and nine children back in Haiti.

Chamberlain is being held without bond.

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  1. Angela Wendt says:

    My brother is NOT GUILTY!!!! The media is falsifiying evidence. He has 3 kids of his own, as i PRAY for the victims family i PRAY for ours aswell.The TRUTH will be known, and will set HIM FREE, so they can CAPTURE THE REAL MURDERER and JUSTICE CAN BE SERVED

  2. Christy Chamberlain says:

    MY FIANCE IS NOT GUILTY !!!!!!!!!!!! THE MEDIA IS FULL OF LIES THEY NOT TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT MUCH !!!!!!!! I KNOW I KNOW THE FULL TURTH AND 4 PEOPLE KNOW THE TRUE TURTH THAT IS THAT HE DIDN’T DO THIS SICK CRIME ITS NOT IN HIM. THEM 4 PEOPLE ARE HIM ME HIS SISTER ANGIE B/C HE WAS W/ US THAT NIGHT AND THE 4TH IS GOD AND GOD WILL SET HIM FREE SO HE COULD BE HERE FOR HIS 3 KIDS . MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF THE MAN THAT WAS KILL BUT THEY ALSO GO OUT TO MY FAMILY. I HOPE THAT PEMBROKE PINES POLICE & STATE ATTORNEY DO THEIR JOBS AND FIND THE REAL KILLER B/C THE HAVE THE WRONG PERSON AND IF THEY WILL NOT DO IT THEN I WILL………….WE LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM MORE THEN WORDS CAN

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