Bouncer accused in the deadly Holbrook bar beating has charges upgraded to manslaughter

Bouncer accused in the deadly Holbrook bar beating has charges upgraded to manslaughter

Charges against the bouncer accused in the deadly Holbrook bar beating have been upgraded to manslaughter

David Cruz remains free after posting bond, despite charges against him being upgraded from assault to manslaughter.

On Aug. 21, Cruz was working as a bouncer at Tailgaters in Holbrook when he and 32-year-old Jake Scott got into an argument. According to prosecutors, Cruz covered up security cameras, punched Scott in the head and continued to beat him.

Cruz then allegedly left the scene but was arrested three days after the incident. Scott died on Sept. 1 from his injuries.

Cruz must now wear a GPS ankle monitor and be home every night by 5 p.m. his next court date is set for Oct. 18. He is facing 25 years in prison if convicted.

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