One man is dead and another is facing a murder charge after a fight broke out Thursday in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Haverhill police responded to 127 Winter St. just after 4:30 p.m. for a reported altercation. When they arrived, officers found 34-year-old John Rosado of Haverhill down on the sidewalk suffering from significant head wounds and bleeding profusely.
Rosado was taken by ambulance to a local hospital before being transferred by medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, prosecutors said.
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Diecryk Garcia, 35, of Haverhill, was arrested and charged with murder. He was arraigned Friday in Haverhill District Court. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he is scheduled to undergo a competency evaluation before a scheduled probable cause hearing on March 29.
Prosecutors said Garcia allegedly struck Rosado in the head with a metal pipe.
Garcia is being represented by attorney Ronald Ranta.
An investigation is ongoing by the Essex District Attorney’s Office, Haverhill police and Massachusetts State Police.