Sailor Dies After Taxi Fare Fight

Anthony Richmond, 39, died after suffering a severe head injury in a fight

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    Ed. - At an arraignment on Feb. 29, prosecutors declined to press charges against Renaldo Torres in connection with this incident.

    A U.S. sailor died Sunday after a fist fight reportedly over taxi cab fare officials said Tuesday.

    Anthony W. Richmond and Renaldo Torres fought Saturday morning outside a Mira Mesa 7-Eleven store at about 2 a.m. on the 8200 block of Gold Coast Drive.

    Torres is accused of punching his 39-year-old friend during a dispute over a taxi cab fare. 

    During the argument, Richmond pushed Torres, who punched him back in the head, causing him to fall onto the asphalt, police said.

    Richmond suffered severe head injuries and died Sunday at about 1:30 p.m. An autopsy has yet to determine the cause of death.

    Richmond was identified Tuesday in a release from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

    He was an aviation electronics technician who worked on F/A-18s. He worked within the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marin Aircraft GRoup 11, 3rd Aircraft Wing.

    A member of the U.S. Navy since 2007, Richmond deployed aboard USS Stennis and USS Nimitz.

    Torres, 26, was arrested Monday and charged with fatal assault. 

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