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Man Charged After 80-Year-Old Dies Following Mask Dispute

A man has been charged in the death of an 80-year-old man who died after a facemask argument in upstate New York.

The victim, 80-year-old Rocco Sapienza, was at a bar in West Seneca when he confronted Donald Lewinski about not wearing a facemask. Lewinski allegedly shoved him to the ground, causing Sapienza to have a seizure and lose consciousness. He died several days later from head trauma.

Lewinski is charged with negligent homicide. His attorneys say he intends to plead not guilty.

What’s the worst facemask argument you’ve witnessed since the pandemic began?

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