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Man charged in deadly Christmas bar beating goes to trial next week


January 9, 2017

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A man charged with manslaughter stemming from a Christmas Day assault outside a Crookston bar will face trial next week.

Brock Dale Strommen, 29, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter charges stemming from an assault outside Captain Crooks bar on Christmas Day 2015 that led to the death of 36-year-old John Henry Torres. Torres suffered a fractured skull and internal bleeding from his injuries, and died Jan. 1, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Strommen was not charged in the incident until March, when a grand jury indicted him on charges of first-degree manslaughter, a felony, and fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.


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