Brainerd man dies after being punched in the head

Full story: TwinCities.com

A 39-year-old Brainerd man has died, days after being punched in the head. And now the man accused of punching him could face more serious charges.
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Sarah

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Aug 20, 2008
 

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How sad...you read about people having fights with knives/guns and finally a "good old fashioned fist fight"... and this happens.
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My condolences to the family.

A "liquid courage" induced argument by the 25 yr old, I'm guessing.
Enough is enough

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Aug 20, 2008
 
Another SENSELESS loss of life. Tragic.
DoctorWho

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Aug 20, 2008
 
the article doesn't say....anyone know what led to this?
local guy

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Yeah, fighting is always the best way to handle things. I hope Brad is making himself comfortable behind bars. That must really suck knowing had the guy not died that you might be getting out sometime in the near future. But now that he died, you're screwed. Enjoy the shadows of the bars during the day and the prison showers at night. Who knows? Maybe someone can punch you in the head too when they get mad! Sure seems worth it now, right???
Deke

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There isn't much to do in Brainerd. What are you doing in Minneapolis johnny? Taking advantage of all of the cultural arts, concerts, art fairs, or sitting at your computer like me?
Forward Observer

Saint Paul, MN

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Aug 21, 2008
 
DoctorWho wrote:
the article doesn't say....anyone know what led to this?
Good point. Hearing a motive, or at least an acknowledgement that the reporter was unable to learn the motive, would have been nice.
Jim

Cottage Grove, MN

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Aug 21, 2008
 
Don't drop the soap Brad....enjoy jail.
torn2pieces420

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Aug 22, 2008
 
So far as of 8-23-08 he has not been charged with anything more than he was to begin with! What a Shame
torn2pieces420

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Aug 23, 2008
 
google the jailed guy's name and sex offender screen pops up
Open minded

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Sep 7, 2008
 
DoctorWho wrote:
the article doesn't say....anyone know what led to this?
If you read the article in the Brainerd Dispatch, you will understand that Brad was trying to break up the fight between the man that died and a 68 year old man.
BRADS SISTER

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Nov 5, 2008
 
BRAD AND I GREW UP TOGETHER IN GA HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD KID NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER WAS HE THE ONE GETTING IN FIGHTS HE WAS ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY THE ONE THAT WOULD DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING JUST TO GET A SMILE NO MATTER WHO YOU WERE..I GUESS EARLY IN SCHOOL HE WOULD BE THE ONE PEOPLE WOULD PICK ON NOT PUSH AROUND JUST SAY ALOT OF RUDE THINGS BUT BRAD TOOK IT ALL IN AND SOME HOW SOME WAY HE FOUND AWAY TO JUST LET IT GO.MY GRANDMA USED TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO BRAD AND I CANT THINK OF ONE TIME THAT HE WENT MORE THAN A FEW HOURS WITHOUT CHECKING IN ON HER HE WAS THERE MORE THAN I WAS..AND BRAD WAS BREAKING UP THE FIGHT AND IT WENT TOO FAR WAY TOO FAR. BRAD WAS DOING WHAT JUST ABOUT ANYONE OF US WOULD HAVE DONE AND THATS DEFEND SOMEONE WHOS 68 THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN THE OTHER WAY AND THE 68 YEAR OLD COULD'VE DIED THE OTHER GUY IN JAIL AND STILL BRAD WOULD HAVE THE THOUGHT OF SOMEONE LOSING THEIR LIFE AND HE PLAYED A PART IN IT. IT DOESNT MAKE IT OK THIS WHOLE THING SHOULD'VE NEVER HAPPENED BUT IT DID AND IT DID FOR A REASON, A REASON THATS NOT VERY CLEAR TO ANY OF US RIGHT NOW BUT IN TIME IT WILL BE..THE WAY I SEE THINGS IS GOD NEEDED THE OTHER GUY FOR SOMETHING THAT JUST COULDNT WAIT AND MAYBE BRAD NEEDED TO STOP AND LOOK AT WHAT HE HAS AND BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING IN HIS LIFE BECAUSE IT MAY NOT BE HERE TOMARROW......IF U READ THIS BRAD I LOVE YOU & MISS YOU. LOVE HEATHER XOXO

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