Man intervening in fight was struck with skateboard and died three days later

Mercury News - 07-16

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A Eureka man has been accused of using his skateboard to fatally injure an onlooker who tried to intervene in an altercation. More than six months after the fight, police learned of the connection between the attack and the victim’s Christmas Day death. Jason Ryan Barnes, 49, was booked Monday on suspicion of homicide related to the death of Bernhard “Ben” Bertain, 58, of Humboldt County.

Mary Nichter: yes you may say report but in the meantime some person may be helping defend a person, possibly an elderly, maybe very defenseless person get the crap beat out of them, so what? wait till someone arrives n THIS person is seriously injured or ends up dead!!!!! I will always be a good samaritan! look how many people have stood by n see this happen, yes the skateboard was extreme., unless there's more news never released!

Stacy Wacy: Good Samaritan trying to help a woman out. The perp deserves the maximum sentences allowed by law for each crime. Disrespectful lowlife.

I.C.Ellegals: this is why we carry cell phones. in case of an emergency. (people have forgotten that)

Comments

Kevin Johnson - 07-17
Skateboarding is Not a Crime...Unless u kill someone with Skateboard..then it's a Real crime🙊🙊☠☠
mr bud - 07-17
that's why mind your own business
Stacy Wacy - 07-17
Good Samaritan trying to help a woman out. The perp deserves the maximum sentences allowed by law for each crime. Disrespectful lowlife.
slash - 07-17
that's where you mind your own business
I.C.Ellegals - 07-17
this is why we carry cell phones. in case of an emergency. (people have forgotten that)
Mary Nichter - 07-16
yes you may say report but in the meantime some person may be helping defend a person, possibly an elderly, maybe very defenseless person get the crap beat out of them, so what? wait till someone arrives n THIS person is seriously injured or ends up dead!!!!! I will always be a good samaritan! look how many people have stood by n see this happen, yes the skateboard was extreme., unless there's more news never released!

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