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Family of N.Y. man killed in bizarre pub incident 'devastated'
Boston Globe ^ | August 16, 2010 | Alex Katz & Brian Ballou

Posted on 08/16/2010 2:39:27 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The sister of a 23-year-old New York man killed in a bizarre incident at a Boston pub spoke out today, saying the family is “a mess” in the wake of their loved one’s death.

“We don’t know what to do with ourselves,” said Jennifer DiMaria, 25, whose brother Michael died after he was hit in the neck with flying shards of glass at The Lansdowne pub Saturday. “My parents are walking around like zombies, my grandparents are devastated… We’ll miss him so much.”

Jennifer DiMaria spoke to the Globe from her family home in Hicksville, N.Y., a few hours after prosecutors

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bar; dimaria; glass
Well, damn.
1 posted on 08/16/2010 2:39:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
. . . an argument "over something trivial'' set off a chain of events inside the nightclub that led to Michael DiMaria’s death. DiMaria was one of three people struck by flying glass after Hector Guardiola allegedly tossed a heavy beer mug toward a man he had been arguing with inside the nightclub

Sadly, there is nothing "bizzare" about this incident. It is all too common.

2 posted on 08/16/2010 2:41:42 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: ConservativeStatement

Awful. Condolences for the family.


3 posted on 08/16/2010 2:45:24 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Could Hector be an illegal?


4 posted on 08/16/2010 2:46:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Guardiola, 25, of South Boston, today pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Roxbury Municipal Court.

Is he claiming that it wasn't him who threw the glass, or is he just claiming "not my fault!"?

5 posted on 08/16/2010 2:46:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Well, in the sense that innocent bystanders are commonly killed by the stupid actions of others just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, yeah.

Condolences to the young man’s family.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 2:48:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Not to make generalizations, because I have some roots there myself, but it does seem some of the dirtiest of dirtbags are found in bars in South Boston. I’m not referring to the victim.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 2:49:11 PM PDT by keat
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To: keat
Not to make generalizations, because I have some roots there myself, but it does seem some of the dirtiest of dirtbags are found in bars in South Boston. I’m not referring to the victim.

The Lansdowne Pub is NOT in south boston.

8 posted on 08/16/2010 2:51:54 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: keat

That’s exactly what I was thinking when I made my comment. I have been to bars where people are way too quick to resort to violence and hurt bystanders. If anyone goes to bars like that, they need to be aware that things like this happen all too often. If you are a tourist and the bar looks seedy, stay away.


9 posted on 08/16/2010 2:52:11 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Secret Agent Man
Could Hector be an illegal?

Boston pub. Gotta be Irish.

10 posted on 08/16/2010 2:52:36 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: rockabyebaby
The Lansdowne Pub is NOT in south boston.

Got it.

11 posted on 08/16/2010 2:53:43 PM PDT by keat
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To: a fool in paradise
He sounds like he suffers from a combination of beer muscles and little-man syndrome. If you add alcohol to an idiot it can cost innocent people their lives.
12 posted on 08/16/2010 2:53:47 PM PDT by peeps36 (Obama, The Worst President In American History, By Far)
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To: a fool in paradise

Man those cops were acting stupidly...why not just convict the mug? Sue the mug maker? that’s the answer...


13 posted on 08/16/2010 2:55:14 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: rockabyebaby

Isn’t that the pub right behind the Green Monster?


14 posted on 08/16/2010 2:55:37 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: gundog

I just ask because I know it’s a cultural thing with Mexicans to get totally wasted and get into fights, or proceed to get into your car and drive drunk (usually into an american family’s car)...


15 posted on 08/16/2010 2:56:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Yeah, it’s on lansdowne street very very close to Fenway.


16 posted on 08/16/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: a fool in paradise
What Guardiola is doing is initiating a claim that the state of Massachusetts regularly buys into ~ that if you didn't have any intent to kill someone, then you are only going down for involuntary manslaughter, and the penalty will be time served (waiting for the bail bondsman).

It goes with the territory.

Years ago a couple of Mass thugs beat two Asian Americans to death with baseball bats. Since the Prosecutor couldn't decide which guy used which bat to kill which victim, they got off on involuntary manslaughter.

There are corollaries to this standard ~ for example, let a Kennedy drown you ~ no penalty.

These are all good reasons to just avoid going to MA.

17 posted on 08/16/2010 2:58:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ConservativeStatement

Congress should immediately enact a seven day waiting period on all glass mugs.


18 posted on 08/16/2010 2:58:41 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is the Boston Globe a tabloid?


19 posted on 08/16/2010 2:59:18 PM PDT by Jaded (I realized that after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F)
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To: ConservativeStatement

DiMaria was one of three people struck by flying glass after Hector Guardiola allegedly tossed a heavy beer mug toward a man he had been arguing with inside the nightclub, according to prosecutors.

Authorities said DiMaria and the two other victims may have been acquainted with the man who argued with Guardiola, but they said none of the three victims had any role in the confrontation.

Polumbaum said the heavy beer mug tossed by Guardiola broke. DiMaria was struck in the throat, cutting through his jugular vein.

DiMaria was a 2009 graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., and had been working for a Wall Street firm, his sister said.

According to David O’Brien, father of Danielle O’Brien, a friend of DiMaria’s who was injured by glass shards, the trip to Boston was intended as a get-together among former college classmates.

His daughter told him that one member of their group of five had left their table at the popular bar to go to the bathroom and, along the way, inadvertently brushed into Guardiola. The two men had heated words but moments later, the friend returned to the table, not mentioning the incident.


20 posted on 08/16/2010 3:02:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Secret Agent Man
"Could Hector be an illegal?"

The last name sounds, and looks, Italian

21 posted on 08/16/2010 3:02:56 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Secret Agent Man

LOL. Its a “cultural thing” for way to many cultures to get drunk and fight, including my own Irish culture.


22 posted on 08/16/2010 3:03:06 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Secret Agent Man

I would imagine that’s the only reason this story was posted.


23 posted on 08/16/2010 3:19:09 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: Secret Agent Man

not necessarily. I know someone named Hector Garcia whose family has been here for generations. I think his great-great grandparents immigrated from PR. But this guy’s last name sounds Italian.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 3:28:59 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Come on, it sounds like youre blaming the innocent guy in this. He was in there with a group of friends. If it was seedy he had friends that had his back.

The article keeps repeating the 'heavy beer glass'. I'm guessing that is what will be blamed. Not the guy, but the glass. And now beer glasses will be banned in all pubs. ugh!

25 posted on 08/16/2010 3:51:47 PM PDT by Boxsford ("Arrogance exalts human superiority while true strength exalts the superiority of God. ")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Especially mugs painted black. Oh, and with accessory rails. And handles! That’s the ticket!


26 posted on 08/16/2010 4:05:29 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Mila; cardinal4

“Ettore” is “Hector” in Italian.


27 posted on 08/16/2010 6:36:29 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Jaded

No. Similar to the New York Times.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 7:43:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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