- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Prosecutors say they won’t file criminal charges over the death of a man who developed a flesh-eating infection after a fight outside a San Diego nightclub.

Twenty-one-year-old Conner Kepple died about a week after the March confrontation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune (https://bit.ly/2bO7EJB ) says an autopsy report released this week ruled the death a homicide caused by Kepple’s injuries.

Police say Kepple was celebrating his upcoming birthday when he was thrown out of the club for hitting a bouncer, then scuffled with other employees outside.

Police say Kepple didn’t appear to be seriously hurt but he developed pain in an injured leg that worsened.

Kepple had contracted fast-spreading necrotizing fasciitis. He was taken off life support on his 21st birthday.

His family has sued the nightclub for wrongful death.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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