2 Charged In Death of Firefighter Due In Court
FORADA (AP) -- Two men charged with manslaughter in the death of a firefighter who was found beaten outside a bar in western Minnesota are due in court.
Troy Traut and Jacob Larson are each with first-degree manslaughter and fifth-degree assault and are scheduled in Douglas County court Monday.
Forty-six-year-old Steven Hlinsky was found bleeding from his nose and ear outside the Muddy Boot bar in Forada early on May 5. Hlinsky was released from the hospital on May 11 and died at home two days later.
Authorities say surveillance video shows Hlinsky trying to escort Larson out of the bar when Larson put Hlinsky in a headlock and Traut grabbed Hlinksy's arm.
About 600 people gathered for Hlinsky's funeral Saturday. He was the father of two children.