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St. Pete Police Charge Man with Manslaughter after Bar Fight

Mario Renard Stephens | St Petersburg Police | Arrests

The dead man got into an argument with a third man during a pool game.

ST. PETERSBURG – Police arrested a man after another man died from injuries received during a bar fight.

Vincent Hollingsworth, 62, died Monday (April 10) at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he was taken after the fight.

Mario Renard Stephens, 32, was charged with manslaughter, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Officers said Mr. Hollingsworth was playing pool with another man at the Stinger Bar, 2222 49th St. S on Sunday (April 9) night. Stephens was also inside the bar.

Mr. Hollingsworth and the man he was playing pool got into an argument and Mr. Hollingsworth struck the man multiple times in the face with a cue ball. Two bouncers in the bar broke up the fight and separated the two,

Stephens then came up behind Mr. Hollingsworth and struck him over the head with a beer bottle, police said. Mr. Hollingsworth stumbled backward while the bouncers tried to hold Stephens back. Stephens was able to get around the bouncers and struck Mr. Hollingsworth several more times with the beer bottle and his fist. Mr. Hollingsworth fell to the ground, striking his head on the pool table.

Paramedics took Mr. Hollingsworth to Bayfront where he  was pronounced dead at 12:33 a.m. Monday,

Stephens left the bar in a vehicle but was later arrested.

For informatino about the St. Petersburg Police Department, go to police.stpete.org.

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St. Pete Police Charge Man with Manslaughter after Bar Fight
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