NEW YORK (WPIX)—Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man angry after an argument with another bar customer broke a mug that sent shards of glass into the neck of bystander, causing him to bleed to death.
According to officials, Hector Guardiola of Boston pleaded not guilty Monday in Roxbury District Court to a manslaughter charge in the death of Michael Dimaria, of Hicksville, N.Y. Bail has been set at $75,000.
Assistant Suffolk District Attorney Ian Polumbaum said Dimaria, 23, was not involved in the argument that led to the glass throwing, nor were two other people injured by flying glass.
Guardiola's lawyer, Al Hutton, said his 25-year-old client has no history of violent behavior.
Relatives say DiMaria had just started a new job at a consulting firm on Wall Street. The 23-year-old was Sacred Heart University a graduate.
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