CHARLESTON, W.Va. --
Police charged a Charleston man with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday after he fought with a man who later died in the hospital.
On Monday, David Booker, 24, of Charleston, got into a fight with Omar Lorenzo Thompson, 27, of Beckley, at 682 South Park Road, according to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
According to the complaint, Thompson had gotten into a fight with a younger relative of Booker's earlier, and Booker punched Thompson once in the back of the head.
Thompson then fell down and hit his head on a corner of concrete sidewalk, the complaint said. Thompson was taken to CAMC General Hospital, where he died at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Kanawha County prosecutors don't think Booker meant the punch to be fatal.
"To be a murder, I have to prove [Booker] intended to kill him with that punch," Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants said. "There's no evidence at all that he intended to kill this person."
The involuntary manslaughter charge Booker faces is a misdemeanor. He was in the South Central Regional Jail on Wednesday on $10,000 bond.
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