2 men get prison time in 2013 asthma attack death of teen

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WORCESTER, MASS. >> Two Worcester men who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2013 death of a teen who suffered a severe asthma attack after a fight are headed to prison.

Telegram & Gazette reports 21-year-old Michael Ventura and 20-year-old Collage Nunez were each sentenced to 7 to 10 years in state prison on Wednesday. The two men pleaded guilty to manslaughter and additional charges.

Prosecutors said 18-year-old Robert Walker, of Blackstone, was involved in an altercation with three men at a party in Worcester.

Authorities said Walker was chased into the woods after being hit in the head with a bottle, stabbed and kicked. An autopsy determined he died as a result of a severe asthma attack "complicated by physical altercation," and the death was ruled a homicide.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com


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