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Woman dies after being punched in the face by man who grabbed her breasts

By Mason White 12:40 PM May 4, 2017
Michael Lamothe
Michael Lamothe
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A woman was killed by a man who sexually assaulted her in public.

Police in Florida, have arrested 35-year-old Michael Lamothe of Daytona Beach, over the death of 54-year-old Debra Jost.

According to court records, Lamothe went into a bar at around 12:20 a.m. He walked over to Jost, and hugged her from behind and grabbed her breasts.

Jost and Lamothe knew each other as they both frequented the bar. Jost screamed at Lamothe to stop and leave her alone.

Another man ordered Lamothe to leave the bar. He complied, but he decided to return several minutes later with another man accompanying him.

As he tried to enter, Jost attempted to close the door in order to block him from entering.

However, Lamothe, who is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, overpowered her. He walked inside and punched her in the face, causing her to fall backwards, authorities said.

The fall caused her severe injuries. She was hospitalized as a trauma patient and died the next day.

Lamothe was arrested on a charge of manslaughter. A judge denied him bail.