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Feb 26, 2016 12:00 AM

2 women charged in connection with popular Seacoast drummer's death waive arraignments


ROCHESTER - Court appearances were waived Friday morning for 2 women charged in connection with the assault outside Gary's Sports Bar that resulted in the death of Popular Seacoast drummer James Unfonak.

Laurie Henner and Mandy Patch were expected to be in court Friday morning but instead waived their arraignments.

Henner and Patch are sisters and friends with Eric Langlais, the man charged with causing Unfonak's death.

According to police paperwork, Patch told Langlais that Unfonak previously raped or molested her, but police said they have video evidence that suggests otherwise.

At one point on the evening of the assault, Henner took a friend's cell phone and texted her friend Tammy Ledoux who Unfonak was calling names at in the bar.

The text read, "hey its Laurie I’m (expletive) him and his girlfriend up at the end of the night."

Surveillance video shows bouncers from Gary's kicking Langlais, Henner and Patch out of the bar where they waited to attack Unfonak.

Police said that Patch can be seen in the background of the video clapping, jumping, and cheering while Langlais was punching Unfonak.

All parties and final arrests related to the incident are scheduled to be in court next month.

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