Man convicted of manslaughter after parking fight
SALEM, Mass.—A Massachusetts man accused of fatally beating another man in a dispute over a parking space has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter.
The Daily Item of Lynn reports (http://bit.ly/xlILJY) the Salem Superior Court jury deliberated for almost two days before finding 25-year-old Fernando Aristy of Chelsea guilty of the lesser charge. He had been charged with murder and assault in the death of 34-year-old Chad McDonald of Peabody.
Prosecutors said Aristy struck McDonald several times in the head with a wooden board outside a Lynn warehouse in October 2010. McDonald died of his injuries 11 days later.
Aristy's vehicle was reportedly blocking the doorway to the moving business where McDonald worked. Prosecutors said Aristy was the aggressor. Aristy's attorney said he acted in self-defense.
Aristy is to be sentenced on Friday.
Information from: The Daily Item, http://itemlive.com