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Suspect In Deadly OKC Bar Fight Charged With Manslaughter

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Police arrested 32-year-old David Bales after a bar fight at The Cove, located in the 1500 block of SE 15th St., on Friday, Aug. 15. Police arrested 32-year-old David Bales after a bar fight at The Cove, located in the 1500 block of SE 15th St., on Friday, Aug. 15.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A man accused of killing another man during a fight at an Oklahoma City club was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday.

Police arrested 32-year-old David Bales after a bar fight at The Cove, located in the 1500 block of SE 15th St., on Friday, Aug. 15.

According to a police report, witnessed say Bales punched the victim, 27-year-old Jerimiah Rafford, one time in the face which ultimately led to his death.

8/18/2014 Related Story: Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Man At OKC Club

An autopsy performed by the state medical examiner's office determined that the blow fractured the orbital plate in Rafford's face, causing a shard of bone to penetrate his brain.

Bales was originally booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of first-degree murder, but on Tuesday he was officially charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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