Legal Consequences Loom for Trio in Connection with Lifelong Patriots Fan’s Death

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Legal Consequences Loom for Trio in Connection with Lifelong Patriots Fan's Death
Via New York Post

Last month, Dale Mooney, a 53 year old fan of New England Patriots died after indulging in an argument at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Three suspects have been found in Rhode Island who could face the charges.

The three individuals could face assault and battery and disorderly conduct charges “in the coming weeks”, said by the Foxborough Police Department.

Several videos circulating online appeared to show Mooney involved in an altercation with Miami Dolphins fans. Police said Mooney was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before midnight. 

Days after Mooney’s death, the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said that the preliminary autopsy report “did not suggest traumatic injury, but did identify a medical issue.” 

On Thursday, law enforcement officials announced that the official cause of Mooney’s death is yet to be determined, pending further testing by the medical examiner’s office. They also noted that the circumstances surrounding his demise are still being actively investigated.

According to law enforcement, a probable-cause hearing will be scheduled “in the coming weeks,” which could result in charges and subsequently, the release of the individuals’ identities. 

Stadium officials released a statement at the time of Mooney’s death. He was described as a “a lifelong Patriots fan and 30-year season ticket member.”

“Police Detectives were able to review numerous witness interviews and multiple angles of video capturing the incident as part of the investigation,” the press release noted. 

“The currently available evidence supported submitting applications for criminal complaint to Wrentham District Court”, said by the police department during the investigation.

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