As grief sweeps through the South Florida live music scene with the news of promoter-drummer Jimmy Pagano's death, a man accused of fatally stabbing him early Sunday morning is hospitalized at Broward General Medical Center. Find more details of the altercation here.
Police haven't released many details on the accused attacker, 38-year-old Brian Edward Krebs, but his social media profiles reveal details about him as a business owner working on his master's degree.
Update: It turns out that American Pie's Stifler character was inspired by Krebs.
One of his pages also includes now-eerie
quotes, including one about serial killers. And another movie quote
talks about how we "spend our whole lives trying to stop
death" and "praying, fighting, killing."
of Monday afternoon, Krebs is receiving treatment following injuries
received in the
brawl at Fishtales Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale's
North Beach neighborhood, according to a police report. He faces charges
of first degree murder and four counts of aggravated battery with a
According to his Linkedin profile,
Krebs' listed occupation is the owner of Oncology & Biotech
Recruiting. The site says he was working on a master's degree in
the University of Michigan, and was previously employed as a sales
representative for Eli Lilly and Co., selling Prozac and Zyprexa in
downtown Chicago. Krebs' Facebook page includes several photos, many of him smiling and playing golf.
The Linkedin page also lists him as a 1991 graduate of
East Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, an
all-conference football and hockey player, and all-state pitcher on the
baseball team. His school history also includes earning an associate's
degree in 1993 from the University of Florida, a bachelor's in Molecular
Biology from Western Michigan University in 1995, and holding offices
in the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Several favorite quotations are also listed on this Facebook page. Among them is an extended passage from The Life of David Gale, a film about a death penalty protester who is sent to death row after being accused of killing a fellow activist.
"We spend our whole lives trying to stop
death. Eating, inventing, loving, praying, fighting, killing. But what
do we really know about death? Just that nobody comes back. But there
comes a point in life - a moment - when your mind outlives its desires,
its obsessions, when your habits survive your dreams, and when your
losses... Maybe death is a gift. You wonder."