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Hannibal man indicted in Texan's restaurant death

Damien Fugate
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 pm Updated: Apr. 19, 2019 6:01 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal man charged in the death of a Texas man at a Hannibal restaurant has been indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Court records show that the indictment of Damien X. Fugate was filed Wednesday in Marion County Circuit Court. He is set to be arraigned on May 6.

Fugate, 33, was already facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Gregory Stanley, 43, of Vidor, Texas, who died March 27 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

The Hannibal Police Department said officers were called on March 24 to Hardee's, 2900 James Road, to investigate reports of an assault.

Police said witnesses at the restaurant told them that Stanley verbally abused employees and patrons, and a fight erupted between Stanley and Hardee's employees. Police said surveillance video shows Stanley was struck by Fugate and struck twice more after falling to the floor.

He was initially taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital before he was transferred to Blessing for further treatment.

Fugate remains out on bond after posting a surety bond.

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