Two men arrested for death of fan at Dolphins game against Patriots

BOSTON.- Two Rhode Island men have been charged with assault and disorderly conduct by Foxborough police in connection with the recent death of a fan at a NBA game. NFL between the New England Patriots against the Miami Dolphins.

John Vieira59 years old, and Justin Mitchell, 39, both from Warwick, RI, were charged with assault and disorderly conduct earlier this month after investigators said they beat Dale Mooney53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire.

Mooney was hit during an altercation in a Sept. 17 game, which ended in a 24-17 victory for the visiting team, the Dolphins, the researchers noted. Mooney was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Criminal complaints filed earlier this month said that both Vieira and Mitchell “They attacked and beat Dale Mooney”. An attorney for Mitchell did not immediately respond to a phone call. Court records did not list an attorney for Vieira.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s office provided preliminary indications that did not suggest a traumatic injury, but they did identify a medical problem, according to the district attorney’s office. The cause and manner of death were undetermined at that time, pending further testing.

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Final determinations delivered to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office ruled that the death was a homicide.. The cause of death was ruled as “probable cardiac arrhythmia in a person with severe hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease during a physical altercation.”

The review of the available evidence, including autopsy results and multiple video angles that captured the incidentfailed to establish a basis for criminal prosecution of homicide-related charges in Mooney’s death, the Norfolk District Attorney said Thursday. Michael Morrisseyit’s a statement.

Viera is scheduled to appear in court on January 19. Mitchell must do so on January 26.