York County Playground Punch Kills Man With Spina Bifida

YORK (AP) – A man with spina bifida died after being punched at a York County playground by another man who believed the victim had been threatening children with a stick. York Police say the dead man, 25-year-old Oscar Cherry III was merely defending some little girls he was babysitting after another group of children threw rocks and sticks at him and called him names Monday evening. When Cherry picked up the stick to defend himself, two children ran home and got their cousin, 18-year-old Kwamiere Durham. Police say Durham confronted Cherry and punched him in the face. Cherry fell and hit his head. He died the next morning. Durham was jailed on homicide and assault charges.

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