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Fitchburg man gets probation for road-rage death

March 14, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Fitchburg man who punched a pedestrian who complained he was driving too fast in 2012, a blow that led to the man’s death, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

The Sentinel & Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1m3n6SU ) reports that Glenn Lowell Sr. was sentenced to five years’ probation on Thursday after pleading guilty to charges related to the June 2012 death of Gregory Spyropoulos (spuh-ROPP’-uh-liss).

Authorities say the 50-year-old Spyropoulos was crossing a city street when he yelled at Lowell.

Police say Lowell stopped, got out and punched Spyropoulos, who fell to the ground and suffered a head injury. He died at a hospital three days later.

Lowell fled, but turned himself into police days later. Lowell claimed the other man threw the first punch.

Prosecutors say Spyropoulos’ family approved of the deal.


Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com

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