Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Deadly Parking Lot Assault


wind. Some east- (BY) THIS NOONTIME IN A SOUTH COUNTY COURTROOM — A MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AFTER A VIOLENT INCIDENT IN 2017. 23-YEAR-OLD “ALEXANDER BROWN” — WAS CHARGED IN THE ATTACK THAT LEFT 49-YEAR-OLD “JOHN GARDINER” DEAD. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER BRITTANY SCHAEFER IS WORKING THE DETAILS LIVE WITH LOCAL COVERAGE. BRIAN THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM TELLS ME ALEXANDER BROWN JUST APPEARED IN COURT AND TOOK THE PLEA DEAL OF A 2O YEAR TERM WITH 7 YEARS BEFORE HE IS ELIDGIBLE FOR PAROLE. ALEXANDER BROWN TAKES A PLEA DEAL IN THE 2017 DEATH OF JOHN GARDINER. THE 25-YEAR-OLD ASHAWAY MAN IS NOW SERVING 20 YEARS WITH AT LEAST SEVEN BEHIND BARS BEFORE HE IS ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE. ACCORDING TO WESTERLY POLICE BROWN IS ACCUSED OF PUNCHING THE 49-YEAR-OLD VICTIM TO DEATH IN A MAIN STREET PARKING LOT. POLICE SAY THE TWO WERE INSIDE MIDWAY PIZZA BEFORE THE INCIDENT, BUT DID NOT START FIGHTING INSIDE THE BUSINESS. POLICE SAY THE EXCHANGE ONLY TOOK SECONDS. AN AUTOPSY DETERMINED GARDINER DIED OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD. GARDINERS MOTHER LINDA VAN DYKE SAYS SHE COULD NEVER FORGIVE BROWN. “This actually worked out for the best there is just too much going on at once. Brown is where he belongs. He gave a statement at the end saying it was an accident and he is sorry and I know he has to say that because it’s on the record for his benefit and he wants to be forgiven but there’s no forgiving someone who makes your son die in such a horrific way.” BROWN’S GIRLFRIEND TELLS ME MINUTES AGO IN TEARS IT IS AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION. COMING UP AT 5 WE WILL HAVE MORE ON WHAT SHE SAYS. LIVE IN WAKEFIELD BS EYEWITNESS

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  1. Mutual combat, a term commonly used in United States courts, occurs when two individuals intentionally and consensually engage in a fair[1] fight,[2] while not hurting bystanders or damaging property. There is not an official law that forbids mutual combat in the United States. There have been numerous cases where this concept was successfully used in defense of the accused.[

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