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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Single Fatal Punch Enough For Guilty Manslaughter Verdict; Jury Reaches Verdict In Summer Incident

SNOW HILL — It took about 90 minutes for a Worcester County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday to return a guilty manslaughter verdict for a Sparrows Point man who threw a fatal punch that claimed the life of another Baltimore County man in Ocean City in May.

After a day-and-a-half trial, the Worcester County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday found Darren Beattie, 22, of Sparrows Point, Md., guilty of manslaughter for his role in the death of Ryan M. Shupert, 31, of Lutherville, Md., on May 29 in Ocean City. In another case of a fight gone terribly wrong, which has become all too familiar in Ocean City in recent years, Beattie and Shupert along with groups of their friends were first involved in a verbal altercation that turned into a deadly physical altercation, and Beattie threw the single punch to Shupert’s head that caused him to fall hard to the ground and ultimately claimed his life.

On Tuesday, the jury deliberated for about an hour-and-a-half before returning a guilty verdict on the manslaughter charge and the lesser charges against him and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered. Beattie now faces up to 10 years in prison for the manslaughter conviction. He is being held in custody pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation and sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was invol manslaughter and both where at fault bc of boose, 2yrs.

Anonymous said...

Ruined 2 lives. The man whose life he took and his own with a sucker punch. What an a-hole

Anonymous said...

Wonder if UFC can get him work release?

Anonymous said...

The UFC ? It's easy to hit someone that's drunk but not a trained fighter that hits back.

lmclain said...

He looks like someone that is on the cusp of doing something great for mankind.
Maybe something to do with physics or solving world poverty.

Ok. I made that up.
He looks like a punk. A problem for society for the rest of his life.
When you look for trouble, don't be angry or sad that you found more than you wanted....

Anonymous said...

Read your comment while you look in the mirror

Anonymous said...

HMM. This guy gets into an argument with another, throws one punch, kills a guy and Beau Oglsby has him charged with Murder and Manslaughter.

Two rich boys from OC get into an argument with another, beat the man unconscious, stomp on him, break his neck causing his death and they walk with a simple disorderly conduct because he claims it was a mutual fight. The moment that PA man became unconscious and was no longer able to defend himself the "Mutual Fight" defense went out the window.

Guess with Oglsby so long as you have money to "donate" towards his next election it's do as you please. His campaign slogan should be "Beau Oglsby, tough on criminals, unless they're Rich".

Unknown said...

That kid is lucky he wasn't charged with 2nd degree murder. What he did was a rabbit punch. It's illegal in mma and boxing because everyone knows it can paralyze and or kill someone. It did just that. He's lucky he was only charged with manslaughter. To sneak up behind someone and punch as hard as you can at the base of their skull is murder to me.

Anonymous said...

That kid is lucky he wasn't charged with 2nd degree murder. What he did was a rabbit punch. It's illegal in mma and boxing because everyone knows it can paralyze and or kill someone. It did just that. He's lucky he was only charged with manslaughter. To sneak up behind someone and punch as hard as you can at the base of their skull is murder to me.

lmclain said...

9:18.....I can't.

Your mom keeps bothering me.