Chicago man who punched teen to death in La Porte County pleads guilty

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A 20-year-old man from Chicago will spend 145 days in jail for punching a teen to death on a La Porte County beach.

James Malecek pleaded guilty to a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kevin Kennelly Jr.

Malecek punched Kennelly as Kennelly was trying to break up a fight. It occurred during a Fourth of July party on Long Beach in 2011.

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