Man Charged with Manslaughter in Teen's Death

6 years 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, June 08 2012 Jun 8, 2012 Friday, June 08, 2012 4:42:33 PM CDT June 08, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. CLAIR (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is facing a manslaughter charge following the death of his girlfriend's 18-year-old son.

A source reports that 41-year-old Richard Sears of rural Franklin County is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Sears is jailed on $50,000 cash-only bond and does not have a listed attorney.

Sheriff Gary Toelke says Sears and his girlfriend got into an argument around 2 a.m. Friday. The victim, 18-year-old Matthew Indelicato, was struck when he tried to intervene.

Authorities say the teen then suffered an asthma attack and stopped breathing. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

 

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