News

Man Dies After Being Beaten At Jacksonville Party

View Comments
File photo of a body bag  (Photo credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a body bag (Photo credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man is being held in a Duval County jail on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of a 19-year-old who was beaten at a party.

Jail records show 25-year-old Christopher Hoffman is being held without bail. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Ryan Scott Ford was with a large group early Saturday at a bonfire party when several fights broke out.

The Florida Times-Union reports officers responded to reports of an injured person who had been taken to the hospital. Witnesses said Ford became unconscious after being punched several times. He died a short time later.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 933 other followers