Harlingen Man Dies After Bar Fight

HARLINGEN–A Harlingen man is in jail after police said he punched a man in a bar fight early Saturday morning and the victim died from the blow.

Harlingen Police report Carlos Marchan Maya, 28, was pronounced dead at 1:41 am Saturday at Valley Baptist Medical Center.

They said there was a fight in the parking lot of the I-69 Bar located on the 200 block of T Street near Highway 77.

Investigators report Edelmiro Palomino, 35, intervened in a fight between Maya and his girlfriend. Palomino was the boyfriend of another girlfriend at the bar.

Maya’s girlfriend said to investigators Maya hit his head on the ground after he was hit in the face by Palomino.

Maya’s girlfriend and Palomino took him home, then later transported him to the hospital where he died.

Palomino was arrested for manslaughter, a second-degree felony. He is being held in the Harlingen City Jail.

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