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Man dies from injuries in poker tourney fight

Investigation continues into possible upgrade of charges

James Walsh. (click for larger version)
March 27, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — A man who was punched in the face during a poker tournament at the Southbridge Veterans of Foreign Wars post earlier this month has died.

Timothy Connolly, spokesman for Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., said Monday, March 26 Daniel McDonald had died. He did not say when the 45-year-old McDonald succumbed to his injuries.

"The DA's office is continuing to investigate," Connolly wrote in an email. "No decision has been made about changing the charge" against James Walsh, 38, of 56 Shepard Road in Sturbridge, the man accused of punching McDonald.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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