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Tybalt sees Benvolio and Mercutio out on the street and he wants to fight them.  Romeo comes up to them and Tybalt wants to fight him.  He has been wanting to fight Romeo ever since the party at the Capulets'.

Romeo has already married Juliet at this point (secretly) so he feels that he and Tybalt are relatives and shouldn't fight.  As Romeo tries to break up the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio, Tybalt sneakily stabs Mercutio.

Romeo gets mad because of this and kills Tybalt.

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Who killed Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo kills the hot-tempered Tybalt after Tybalt kills Romeo's friend Mercutio. These deaths illustrate the way the feud between the Capulet and Montague families causes constant, pointless bloodshed as revenge leads from one death to another to another. It is because of killing Tybalt that Romeo is banished from Verona, which, beyond the issues of being cut off from family and friends, creates a problem for Romeo since by this point he is secretly married to Juliet. Juliet is at first upset with Romeo for killing Tybalt, but quickly moves over to take his side, revealing some of the complexity and torn loyalties inherent in a love relationship between people caught in feuding families. The feud affects Romeo and Juliet's love by causing them to be separated, a separation that through miscommunication leads to the final tragedy

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