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Woman Being Tried for Throwing a Fatal Punch at Party

By Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege  Oct. 19, 2011 5:17p

A trial began earlier this month for a 22-year-old Joliet woman T.S., who was charged last year with killing a 25-year-old man after delivering a punch at a party as part of a bet. She admits throwing the punch, but does not agree with it being a crime. One of the partygoers decided to offer $5 dollars to anyone who would take a punch from T.S. and the man accepted the bet. He turned his face to the right, took the punch, staggered back a few steps, complimented T.S. on her punching ability, and then accepted the $ 5dollar reward. Seconds later, his eyes rolled back into his head and he collapsed.

According to authorities, he died a few minutes later of a burst artery in his neck. T.S. is being charged with reckless conduct and battery. The defense attorney in the case proclaimed that because the punch was consensual and because T.S. had no formal training as a fighter, no laws were broken.

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