Man dies after fight at party; arrest...

Man dies after fight at party; arrest made

There are 26 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Sep 10, 2008, titled Man dies after fight at party; arrest made. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A new father died Monday at an area hospital after he was punched during a fight at his birthday party over the weekend, authorities said.

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Studio City, CA

#1 Sep 10, 2008
As a large man I've been in situations, where ones strength can cause a bodily harm.....I send the families of both men my deepest sympathy for their loss and their problems.

Rowland Heights, CA

#3 Sep 10, 2008
indeed tragic, another fatality because of alcohol.----
friends, booze and fighting----wow what fun !!

Pacoima, CA

#4 Sep 10, 2008
You can make your choices but you don't get to choose your consequences.

Gardena, CA

#5 Sep 10, 2008
Its sad. Just a lost of life over a few words. Four years for involuntary manslaughter?.. wow my cousin got 15 years for sitting in a car when his friends stabbed some guy and he witnessed. Justice may seem simple but complex in so many ways.. sigh'

“A is A”

Since: Jun 08

Not far from you

#6 Sep 10, 2008
"Fight amongst friends"?? Man, with friends like that...
Just Tragic

Long Beach, CA

#7 Sep 10, 2008
Juan Pedroarena was no friend of Tony's. There wasn't time to intervene. Just name calling and "POW". Juan hit Tony and Tony hit the pavement. Tony never had a chance. So many families ruined. A 28 year old widow with a 3 week old baby. For what..."quien es mas macho?". Grow up gentlemen. You are not in high school any more. Tony and his wife would have celebrated their 2nd anniversary next week.....Just tragic..

United States

#8 Sep 10, 2008
Just Tragic -

So true. Tony was looking at the ground when he was punched. That is not a fight people. He was hit with a "Sucker Punch". There was no argument. The puncher left the party earlier and Tony yelled out (as a lot of us have done) "don't be fags" since they were leaving early. This could have been left alone after that.

It was not. This guy comes back and quietly asked Tony "Hey, could I talk to you alone for a second?"
They went to the garage, and the guy punched him AS HE WAS ASKING HIM IF HE HAD MEANT WHAT HE SAID. Tony NEVER got a chance to offer an answer or to even see the punch coming.

Hardly a fight. Just a cowardly act. Tony offense: being drunk at his B Day party at his house.

I did not know him well, but I can see a lot of my friends that are tore up about this.

unknown - Glendora
rest in peace

Montclair, CA

#9 Sep 10, 2008
Four years doesn't seem like a long enough sentence considering he committed a similar offense about a year is it involuntary manslaughter when he knows what damage his punches can do? He is a known "scrapper" hes never gonna learn his lesson and imagine if he did this at another mans house on his birthday, what else is he capable of when he gets out? Tonys wife and baby will never get to hug him again, but in no time at all "juan" will be out and living his life with his family

Ontario, CA

#10 Sep 10, 2008
That guy Juan is a punk! & should of got the s*** beeten out of him. Tony was an awsom person that would of hurt nobody, I know cuz I have known the guy since forever. He will be deeply missed & my thoughts & prays go out to his family, especially his wife & child. Very tragic!
Heart Sick

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Sep 10, 2008
I know an account number was being circulated yesterday for the fund created in the baby's name. Does anyone know details about how we can contribute?

United States

#12 Sep 10, 2008
You can contribute for her at Wells Fargo, I'd rather not post the account number here because of some of the previous comments but you can get it Saturday at the services or from one of the family friends.
Heart Sick wrote:
I know an account number was being circulated yesterday for the fund created in the baby's name. Does anyone know details about how we can contribute?
Heart Sick

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Sep 10, 2008
I have the number, thank you. I just didn't know if it was best to stop by the bank to handle it in person or if you can call and have a transfer done. This sort of thing is new to me. Thanks again.

United States

#14 Sep 10, 2008
It is such BS that Juan, aka Mickey will get away with a minimum sentence for the damage he has done to everyone who knew this wonderful young man. I had the pleasure of knowing him and his family almost his entire life. This is a young man who would give you his last dime if you asked him to. There was no reason I could even imagine, for Mickey to react in such a violent manner. Apparently not the first time. I feel sorry for the family who has to claim this monster as their own. My heartfelt condolences to Tony's wife, baby, friends to many to number and his entire family for this senseless loss.
Benefit Show for Tony

Montclair, CA

#15 Sep 10, 2008
We are having a benefit show next wednesday the 17th for tony. It will be at Friar Tux in Pomona off of foothill in between garey and towne. Show starts at 9pm with 3 bands, Heavy Handed, ADHD and Under The Covers. All proceeds will be going to Tony's daughter. Rest In Piece Tony!!!!!!!!! You will be missed.........
unknown ca

Redding, CA

#16 Sep 11, 2008
When and where are the services being held?
Just Tragic

Long Beach, CA

#17 Sep 11, 2008
I wouldn't give out any information on this blog. Friends and family of Tony know when and where the services are being held. If you don't call one of Tony's friends and they will let you know....

Rowland Heights, CA

#18 Sep 12, 2008
seastar wrote:
You can make your choices but you don't get to choose your consequences.
Consequences are the children of choices...

Mount Wilson, CA

#19 Sep 12, 2008
I like most of these postins rather than the ones I saw the other day. Tony was a loving a caring person, he will be missed my many family, friends and others. Our prayers go out to the family and the little baby girl he left behind. May they always be taken care of by God and the amazing family they shared.
Sad Mom

Venice, CA

#20 Sep 12, 2008
For the families of this young man Please find peace in all of your family and friends that have come around you. I am so sorry for you, No one should be punced like that,the other man was a coward he knew that Tony would be the first to go down and then he would make his exit. He has done this before what lesson has he learned. so Tragic I just cant get over it what a shame. No one has respect for life anymore.I will donate to his familys in peace dear soul my heart goes out to the parents,wife,child and dear freinds.

Garden Grove, CA

#21 Sep 13, 2008
Innocent untill proven guilty. His previous fight was considered self defence. If you
did not witness this you have no right to speculate . This could have happened to any one who fights . I'm not trying to justify what happened but I know I have seen many fights that just ended with brusing. Maybe we should all think about this as a sad but serious lesson. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house

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