Indiana beach fight kills 1, Chicago man surrenders
LONG BEACH, Ind. — A Chicago man has surrendered to northwestern Indiana authorities in connection with the death of a teenager injured in a July Fourth beach fight.
The LaPorte County Jail said 19-year-old James Malacek was expected to be released on $25,000 bond after processing following his surrender Thursday on a warrant charging him with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery and battery. Jail records did not indicate if he had an attorney.
The Lake County coroner's office says 17-year-old Kevin Kennelly died of blunt force trauma to the head at a Crown Point hospital Wednesday, two days after the fight at Long Beach, about 30 miles southeast of Chicago.
Kennelly was believed to have been assaulted while trying to break up a fight on the beach.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close