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.
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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.