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Jun 22, 2016 12:06 PM

Police: Man facing manslaughter charges after drinking buddy he pushed into river dies

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pushed his drinking companion into the Charles River is facing a manslaughter charge after the friend died.

State police say 27-year-old Lenny Quintero-Flores, of Malden, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Police say the men were drinking alcohol on a dock near the Massachusetts Avenue bridge just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when the victim, either sleeping or passed out, was pushed into the water by Quintero-Flores.

He was rescued about 20 minutes later and taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital in critical condition.

The victim, identified as 26-year-old Mitchell Harrison, of Watertown, died overnight.

Quintero-Flores was held overnight on $100,000 bail and it was unclear if he has a lawyer.

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