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Judge to weigh teen could be tried as adult in park brawl

July 25, 2019

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments on whether a Maine teenager should be tried as an adult in a man’s death.

The Sun Journal reports next week’s hearing could last three days.

Prosecutors are seeking to try the defendant as an adult for manslaughter in the death of 38-year-old Donald Giusti, who died after the 2018 Lewiston fight.

The defendant was 17 at the time of a brawl that contributed to racial tension in Lewiston. Another teenager and a 23-year-old man were charged with misdemeanor assault.

The teen is being held at Androscoggin County Jail in Augusta. He was recently charged with assaulting a juvenile following an altercation at a youth detention center in South Portland.

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