- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - In a story Oct. 3 about the beating death of a junk car dealer, The Associated Press erroneously described the circumstances that preceded it. The person trying to get back $400 he had paid for a truck was the victim, Jonathan Stack, not the man charged in the killing, Daniel Lastarza.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Suspect in fatal beating denied bail, back in jail

Providence man accused in 2-by-4 fatal beating of car dealer denied bail over criminal record

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 48-year-old Providence man accused of fatally beating a car dealer with a two-by-four in a fight over a truck is back in jail after a judge refused bail.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1gE23RO ) that Daniel Lastarza lost his round in court on Thursday.

District Court Judge Christine S. Jabour cited Lastarza’s criminal record and said he had “slapped five” with another man involved in the fight.

The judge said he brought a two-by-four to a fistfight, which she said was not reasonable force.

Lastarza is accused of killing 33-year-old Jonathan Stack in a July 23 fight behind a bar. His lawyer said he was trying to protect a friend.

Police say Stack was trying to get back $400 he had paid for a truck that turned out not to belong to the seller.

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