- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison in the drowning of his West Haven friend following an argument last year.

The Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/29DC2U6 ) reports that 33-year-old Richard DeCarvalho was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and breach of peace in the death of 42-year-old Wayne Bentley.

Police say witnesses told them that DeCarvalho and Bentley had been involved in an argument. The men began wrestling on the ground and then rolled together down a hill and into a creek.

DeCarvalho later emerged from the water. Bentley was found floating and tangled in brush beneath an overpass on Aug. 1, 2015. He was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital. His death was ruled a homicide.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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