(FORT WAYNE) - A Fort Wayne man has been arrested on charges alleging that he pummeled another man to death after knocking him unconscious.
Twenty-eight-year-old Steven L. Lemler was arrested Friday on a preliminary involuntary manslaughter charge. He's being held at the Allen County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Court documents say Lemler attacked and knocked out 42-year-old Kirk D. Lecount on July 17 because he believed Lecount had insulted a woman drinking with them and others in a backyard.
The Journal Gazette reports witnesses told police that after another person placed the unconscious man in a recliner chair Lemler punched Lecount in the face up to three more times and hit him in the head with a cooler.
An autopsy found that Lecount died from blunt-force injuries to the head.
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