Man dies after being punched once in face during fight over beer outside restaurant

By Mason White 10:16 AM November 1, 2017
James R. Allen
James R. Allen
By: Emily Lewis  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A fight over a beer landed one man behind bars.

Police were called to the scene of a fight in the parking lot of a Popeyes chicken outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida.

When officers arrived, they found 55-year-old John Roughton unconscious.

Witnesses told police that Roughton and 34-year-old James R. Allen got into an argument over a can of beer.

Allen punched the victim in the face once.

As a result, Roughton fell to the ground. He fell flat on his back and his head bounced off the edge of the pavement, causing him to become unconscious.

Roughton was rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, but he was in a vegetative state. His family chose to remove him from life support.

Police said that both men share the same address. They were listed as living at a homeless assistance center not far from where the altercation took place.

Allen was initially charged with aggravated battery but he now faces a charge of second-degree murder.