Man who fatally punched coworker charged with manslaughter
Robert Clarke of Braintree, MA, is now facing a charge of manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Elliott Fama, of Wilmington, MA
PORTLAND, Maine - A short argument between members of a construction crew ended when one man fatally punched the other in Portland, Maine, in November.
Robert Clarke of Braintree, Massachusetts, is now facing a charge of manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Elliott Fama, of Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Police say Clarke and Fama traveled to Portland together with two other coworkers for a job.
Clarke and Fama briefly exchanged pushes and punches allegedly after one refused to share a cigarette with the other.
Clarke eventually punched Fama in the head, knocking him unconscious.
He died in a hospital several days later.
The Portland Press Herald reports an attorney for the 35-year-old Clarke called the fight a tragedy.
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