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Brain Ludwig Manslaughter: Blue Jays Argument, Booze Factors In Alleged One-Punch Death Of Calgary Man

08/29/2012 10:31 EDT | Updated 10/29/2012 05:12 EDT
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CALGARY - Police say a man who died from an alleged sucker punch outside a Calgary bar had been in an argument over the Toronto Blue Jays' pitching staff moments before he was struck.

Brian Ludwig, a 41-year-old father, died in hospital after he was injured early last Sunday morning following a charity golf tournament.

Homicide Staff Sgt. Doug Andrus says Ludwig was arguing with another man about the baseball team and their tiff was winding down in a parking lot when a third man got involved and allegedly punched Ludwig.

Andrus says alcohol was a factor in the case, and he calls the death absolutely tragic.

Scott Robert Hooser, who is 27, appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter.

Hooser will return to court Friday, and police say he has not been co-operating with their investigation. (CHQR)