Joshua Bradley, 25, is accused of striking Kyle Van Winkle,
30, multiple times after an argument on December 1, 2013 outside
the National Football League game at Arrowhead Stadium in
Missouri, the Jackson County prosecutor said in court records.
He was released on $75,000 bond, according to court records.
The criminal charge comes a day after two men were sentenced to
prison in California for the severe beating of a San Francisco
Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 2011.
Van Winkle left the stadium during the game and went to a parked
Jeep Cherokee that resembled the one he arrived in, according to
a probable cause statement by Kansas City police.
But the vehicle belonged to another person, who found Van Winkle
passed out inside and sought help getting him removed, according
to police. Bradley, among others, responded and he argued with
Van Winkle before punching him to the ground and then kept
striking him, witnesses told police.
Van Winkle later died at a hospital. A medical examiner ruled
his death a homicide by blunt trauma to the head and neck.
Bradley, of Independence, Missouri, made his first court
appearance on Friday, but does not yet have a lawyer, according
to court records. He will appear in court again on March 6.
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy; editing by Barbara Goldberg and G.
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