3 people involved in Seacoast drummer James Unfonak's death indicted
DOVER - Three people involved in the death of popular Seacoast drummer James Unfonak have been indicted by a grand jury.
Prosecutors say that sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, that Eric Langlais, 41 of Barnstead, attacked Unfonak in the parking lot of Rochester's Gary’s Sports Bar and punched him in the jaw. The blow caused 44-year-old Unfonak, to fall and hit his head, and as a result died hours later. Langlais is facing charges of manslaughter and felony riot.
According to the Union Leader, prosecutors said that they have evidence that suggests that Langlais, sisters - Mandy Patch and Laurie Henner, who were also charged in Unfonak's death, assembled outside of the bar with the purpose of “engaging in tumultuous or violent conduct,” resulting in Unfonak's fatal injury.
Patch and Henner have each been charged with Class B felony riot, and could be sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison if convicted.
Henner said that on the night of the fight, Unfonak allegedly started the conflict at the bar because he was making oinking noises at her friend Tammy Ledoux. Ledoux later said that this wasn't the case.
Langlais could be sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted, and faces 3 1/2 to 7 years for rio