Police: 22-year-old shot man in back over dice game

Anthony Finch charged with murder in shooting death of Kenard Hendley

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Anthony Finch appears in court

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 22-year-old Jacksonville man accused of shooting a man in the back after losing money to him in a dice game has been charged with murder, police announced Wednesday.

Anthony Finch, who had been sought for a month in the murder case, was arrested Tuesday night and booked into the Duval County Jail.

Police said they were called about 3 p.m. June 4 to the Moncrief Village Apartments on Flynn Court and found Kenard Hendley suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He later died at a hospital.

Witnesses told police that Finch and Hendley were among a group "shooting dice" in an apartment and that Finch became upset because he was losing money to Hendley. Witnesses said Finch pulled a pistol and pointed it at Hendley, who tried to leave the apartment. They told police that's when Finch fired a shot and hit Hendley in the back before running from the apartment.

Finch appeared Wednesday morning before a judge, and his bond was set at $900,006. He will be back in court Aug. 9.

According to records, Finch is a two-time ex-con for armed robbery and violating his probation. He was released from prison last November. 

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