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November 30

Florida man guilty of manslaughter for throwing bottle, causing fall

A Florida man who threw a bottle during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and hit the man was found guilty of his death.

The Palm Beach Post reports that a jury found 31-year-old Shane Skyers guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault on Thursday. The date of the sentencing was not immediately set.

Prosecutors say Skyers moved out of Belle Glade’s apartment in May 2016 when he and his ex-girlfriend began to argue. At one point, Skyers dropped the bottle he was holding, and authorities say it hit 60-year-old Eugente Hibbert. An elderly man fell to the ground, hit his head and was knocked out. He died a few weeks later without regaining consciousness.

Skyers testified that the bottle never hit Hibbert, insisting that it smashed to the ground.

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