01/18/2011 01:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daren Venable Charged In Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr.'s Death At The University Of Rochester

A University of Rochester student has pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of a classmate this weekend.

Daren Venable, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr. The two got into an argument at a fraternity house Saturday.

Venable, originally from Brooklyn, appeared in court Monday with visible cuts and bruises on his face.

"This is not like him, he had to be provoked," a "shocked" relative told the New York Post. "He's a really nice kid."

According to the Associated Press, Bordeaux, a scholarship recipient, was scheduled to study in Shanghai next month.

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