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Guilty Plea In Yankees-Sox Fight That Killed 1 Man

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A barber from Lawrence, Mass., has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges for an alcohol-fueled fight over a Yankees-Red Sox playoff game that killed one man and wounded two others.

Julio Rodriguez was sentenced to five years in prison after entering his plea Tuesday. The 62-year-old man was credited with the four years he already has spent behind bars since the October 2004 violence.

Prosecutors say Rodriguez was among a group of men who had watched the baseball game on TV in Boston, which the Red Sox won 6-4.

Rodriguez was a Yankees fan, and the other men teased him. Prosecutors say he pulled out a gun and shot three of them, killing one and wounded two others.

Rodriguez said he had no memory of the incident.


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