Police say man died after just one punch

Police say man died after just one punch

There are 105 comments on the The Plain Dealer story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Police say man died after just one punch. In it, The Plain Dealer reports that:

“He was a good person, a quiet person. I just want him to come back. He isn't coming back, is he?”

Lakewood- Derrick Dykas threw one punch at Matthew Hockey. It was enough to kill him, authorities say. via The Plain Dealer

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skyway

AOL

#83 Nov 29, 2008
tick tick tick dykas! Trial starts Monday. Pack your toothbrush!
skyway

AOL

#84 Dec 11, 2008
There ya have it... JUSTICE served!!
skyway

AOL

#85 Dec 12, 2008
Hope Dykas is getting use to his NEW HOME! Cuyhaga County Jail is a LOVELY place! He won't be the tough guy now! His name will be changed to "DENISE" :)
friend

Ypsilanti, MI

#86 Dec 12, 2008
This is soooo shitty. Fate has served a silver platter of family shattering tragedy. For everyone. This whole thing makes me so sad. Don't hate Dykas, don't hate matt. Just pray for families on both sides who are innocent victims of association. No body deserved any of this.
Proud MICHIGAN Resident

Westland, MI

#87 Jan 3, 2009
skyway wrote:
the quote of matt's father was taken out of contents. consider the sources people. reporters are blood hounds. Derrick deserves what is coming to him. A very special and kind man's life was loss over a michigan thug coming to our city. Leave those actions in Michigan.
You really need to STFU! Unless you were THERE, you have NO RIGHT to spew your BULLSHIT! Bar fights happen ALL THE TIME. Unfortunately, this guy hit his head on the ground. If you get drunk and fight, SHIT HAPPENS.
Proud MICHIGAN Resident

Westland, MI

#88 Jan 3, 2009
skyway wrote:
Hope Dykas is getting use to his NEW HOME! Cuyhaga County Jail is a LOVELY place! He won't be the tough guy now! His name will be changed to "DENISE" :)
Looks like you need to go to a bar and get into a fight.. You would get ASS RAPED!
Proud MICHIGAN Resident

Westland, MI

#89 Jan 3, 2009
detroit rox wrote:
http://www.crimewood.com/image s/...
take a look at this lovely pictures Gonzo....and YOU ARE A MORON!!!!!!! Tick Tick Tick Derrick Babeeeeeee!!!!!
You sure can talk a lot of BULLSHIT sitting at your COMPUTER can't you? I would like you to say this BULLSHIT in person!!
skyway

AOL

#90 Jan 6, 2009
Proud MICHIGAN Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
You sure can talk a lot of BULLSHIT sitting at your COMPUTER can't you? I would like you to say this BULLSHIT in person!!
OH I see you are just like your thug friend Dykas... threatening.. threatening. Your twirp friend is EXACTLY where he deserves to be! Hope you bought him soap on a rope for Christmas... He will enjoy that for the next 5 YEARS!
skyway

AOL

#91 Jan 12, 2009
3-1/2 years in Prison!! 3 years probation.....JUSTICE SERVED! Thank God!
Love Him

United States

#92 Jan 19, 2009
Melissa wrote:
I agree with you that there is always 3 sides to every story. No one knows what happened except fror the people involved. Its a tradegy that Matthew died. This could have been avoided on a number of different levels. Now a son is left without his father. <quoted text>
Just so everyone knows that is talking about Hockeys son. Hockey never saw his son and did not give a crap about him. As For Derrick. Derricks Son is Going to be born Sometime in Feb. And Now his son is left with out a father too. A Father who wanted to be in his sons life. How is this fair to derricks son??
Love Him

United States

#93 Jan 19, 2009
skyway wrote:
3-1/2 years in Prison!! 3 years probation.....JUSTICE SERVED! Thank God!
Skyway,

Who are you to say justice served. You don't know derrick or for that matter matt.
skyway

AOL

#94 Jan 20, 2009
Love Him wrote:
<quoted text>
Just so everyone knows that is talking about Hockeys son. Hockey never saw his son and did not give a crap about him. As For Derrick. Derricks Son is Going to be born Sometime in Feb. And Now his son is left with out a father too. A Father who wanted to be in his sons life. How is this fair to derricks son??
FYI .... Matt did see his son all the time! And yes, I knew Matt. And No, don't know Dykas... nor would I associate myself with that kind of low life. That's too bad Dykas won't see his son for 3 1/2 years....Matt's Mom WILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN! So tough luck for Dykas!
notthemoronskywa yis

San Francisco, CA

#95 Jan 22, 2009
skyway is a p.o.s. he obviously is one of the losers who key in on a comment board and continually post crap about a subject they know nothing about. Your life is a complete waste!
skyway

AOL

#96 Jan 26, 2009
Love his new do! Bet the boys in prison love it too! HA
skyway

AOL

#97 Jan 26, 2009
notthemoronskywayis wrote:
skyway is a p.o.s. he obviously is one of the losers who key in on a comment board and continually post crap about a subject they know nothing about. Your life is a complete waste!
No, my life isn't a waste.. your brother's life is a waste!
Detroit Rox

AOL

#98 Jan 26, 2009
have to say, I'm from Michigan and I agree 100% with Skyway. I've known dykas for most of my life. Sat back and watched him bully people.. mouth off any chance he got...finally they've put a real criminal behind bars.
someone important

Westland, MI

#99 Feb 8, 2009
HMMM or UMMM wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody from Michigan is saying anything bad about him? have you been reading anything that has been written here? Have you read what you wrote? What do you call it when people are trying to blame Hockey for his own death? What do you call it when people are trying to say Hockey was a binge drinker? What do you call it when they try to say that his binge drinking led to this? What do you call it when YOU claim Dykas was acting in self defense?
What do you call all of the lies that are being told about Hockey that are the exact opposite of what any police report or eyewitness accounts say?
We lost a loved one, but that isn't good enough for the Dykas apologists. They have to try to smear Hockey to make themselves feel better about what Dykas did that night.
Hockey did not die because he refused medical attention. Hockey did not die because he refused to press charges. Hockey did not die because he fell down on his way home. Hockey did not die because he was drinking. Hockey dies because Derrick Dykas punched him in the head.
How would you feel if a friend of yours was senselessly killed? Sorry, you get zero sympathy because your friend will be held accountable for his actions.
HEY IDIOT! Hockey DIED because he REFUSED MEDICAL ATTENTION! If he had any COMMON SENSE, he would have gone to the HOSPITAL! Instead his IGNORANT DRUNK ASS went home and passed out! BARS ARE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE so if you go there, get DRUNK AND START A FIGHT, Whatever happens is YOUR PROBLEM!!
someone important

Westland, MI

#100 Feb 8, 2009
skyway wrote:
<quoted text>
OH I see you are just like your thug friend Dykas... threatening.. threatening. Your twirp friend is EXACTLY where he deserves to be! Hope you bought him soap on a rope for Christmas... He will enjoy that for the next 5 YEARS!
All you seem to do is ACT like a TOUGH GUY spewing IGNORANT RANTS behind the safety of your MOM'S BASEMENT!
someone important

Westland, MI

#101 Feb 8, 2009
Detroit Rox wrote:
have to say, I'm from Michigan and I agree 100% with Skyway. I've known dykas for most of my life. Sat back and watched him bully people.. mouth off any chance he got...finally they've put a real criminal behind bars.
What's the matter, did you get "bullied" too much as a kid?
lucas

Cleveland, OH

#102 Feb 13, 2009
someone important wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY IDIOT! Hockey DIED because he REFUSED MEDICAL ATTENTION! If he had any COMMON SENSE, he would have gone to the HOSPITAL! Instead his IGNORANT DRUNK ASS went home and passed out! BARS ARE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE so if you go there, get DRUNK AND START A FIGHT, Whatever happens is YOUR PROBLEM!!
you look so dumb! you state things you are not even able to prove. were you at the forensic? i learnt this so many years ago... is better to be quiet that talk to prove how idiot someone can be. the truth is that i don't care about any of these two guys.

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