Rhodes College student fatally stabbed at Nashville Bar

Rhodes College Student stabbed at Nashville Bar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Metro Nashville Police said an argument over a woman led to the stabbing death of a Rhodes College student and another man early Saturday morning.

A third man is in the hospital recovering.

Officers are now searching for Michael Mosley to question him for their investigation.

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One of the stabbing victims named Paul Trapeni studied at Rhodes College.

He was at home for Christmas break when officers said he was stabbed to death outside a midtown bar in Nashville.

Officers said Clayton Beathard was also stabbed outside of the Dogwood bar early Saturday morning after an argument over a woman.

Rhodes student government made a post on Facebook offering their condolences. The post said Trapeni was a selfless volunteer who helped people find legal services during its summer service fellowship program.

“We are heartbroken that Paul Trapeni, a beloved member of the Class of 2020, has passed away. Paul was an integral part of student life at Rhodes and a selfless volunteer in the Memphis community. He served as a Summer Service Fellow and helped many find legal services. His presence will be missed by every student, professor, faculty member, and friend he came across.

RSG extends its condolences to Paul’s family and friends, especially the Beathard family. No loss is easy to bear, but no one has to bear it alone. The student counseling center is there to support and help anyone, as is the office of the Chaplain.

While this is a sad day, let us recognize that our Rhodes community is a brighter place for having known Paul.”

Police said they want to question 23-year-old Michael Mosley who was at the bar when the stabbing happened.

Officers also want to identify and question four other people shown in surveillance video from the bar earlier in the evening.

Both Trapeni and Beathard went to Battle Ground Academy High School in Franklin where they played football.

Trapeni was a defensive end and Beathard was a quarterback who was named Tennessee’s Mr. Tootball for his division in 2014. his brother, C.J. Beathard, is currently a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

The 49ers released a statement passing along their condolences to the families.

“The 49ers family was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy involving C.J. Beathard’s younger brother, Clayton,” the statement read. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to C.J. and the entire Beathard family as they cope with the unthinkable loss of a loved one. C.J. has traveled home to join his family knowing he has the support of our entire organization as they grieve the passing of Clayton.”
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