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Augusta man dies from bar fight injury

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:26 AM
Last updated 6:35 PM
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A man hospitalized after a fight outside a Gordon Highway club last week has died.

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Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Phillip Boynton, 28, of D Court in Olmstead Homes, was pronounced dead at Georgia Regents Medical Center at 9:44 p.m. Monday after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Autopsy results are pending.

Police were called to Pure Platinum, 2064 Gordon Highway, at 3:47 a.m. March 10 where they discovered Boynton severely injured

Witnesses said Boynton had been escorted from the club for being intoxicated and arguing with patrons. In the parking lot he tried to start a fight with a patron, who struck Boynton on the head.

The patron, who has not been identified, was interviewed and released.

Charges have not been filed, but investigators said the investigation is ongoing. They continue to interview witnesses in the case.

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lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/19/13 - 08:43 am
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one less monkey that my tax
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one less monkey that my tax dollars will be taken to make sure he lives free in "gubment housing"

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 03/19/13 - 10:50 am
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Why was someone

With a felony drug conviction living in government housing?

Phillip Rashad Boynton , also known as Phillip Boynton , also known as Phillip R. Boynton , also known as Phillip Rasded Boynton , 25, convicted Aug. 14, 2006, in Richmond County of possession of cocaine; sentenced to five years in prison, followed by five years' probation; paroled to Richmond County effective Sept. 17

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/19/13 - 10:51 am
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Because he was a vote?

Because he was a vote? Nonetheless, condolences to the family; I'm sure they loved him.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/19/13 - 11:20 am
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Where is pure platinum

Where is pure platinum anyway? Is this a new club?

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 03/19/13 - 01:21 pm
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I agree

Not saying anyone deserves to die but I thought convicted felons were barred from public housing...

Darby
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Darby 03/19/13 - 03:24 pm
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Another mother's son...

lost to the ages... For what?

nachothatguy26
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nachothatguy26 03/19/13 - 04:50 pm
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Yall really don't care about
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Yall really don't care about what yall say do you ? My uncle was a changed man. He was a great father, uncle, just an all around great man. Ii would really appreciate it if yall would stop talking about his past. Thanking you in advance. Have a blessed life.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/19/13 - 06:44 pm
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Sorry for the lost nachothatguy26

but I just got to ask, "if your uncle was a changed man. He was a great father, uncle, just an all around great man."

Why would something like this make it into the news?

Boynton had been escorted from the club for being intoxicated and arguing with patrons. In the parking lot he tried to start a fight with a patron

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jimmymac 03/19/13 - 07:02 pm
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CHANGED MAN
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It doesn't sound like he has changed very much or he wouldn't have been escourted out of the club for being drunk and fighting. Sounds like he picked the wrong guy to show his changed side to. Sympathy to the family but it sounds like he precipitated the whole mess. Had only himself to blame.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 03/19/13 - 08:21 pm
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I hope this is investigated

I hope this is investigated thoroughly. It certainly sounds like the puncher did nothing wrong. But there's a whole group of people who like pushing a drunks button in the hopes of him/her starting a fight. They get a perverse thrill and a feeling of power by kicking a drunk's tail.

Some even go out bar-hopping for the express purpose of finding a drunk to jump.

If nothing else this shows one of the dangers of getting extremely inebriated in public, especially if alone.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/20/13 - 08:18 am
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jimmy mac and cobalt, i have
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jimmy mac and cobalt, i have to agree with the relative he was a changed man.....he changed from a drug dealer to a drunk fighting outside of a night club..i too thought convicted felons were not allowed in public housing...well just goes to show you if you are one of obammy's people with no motivation to succeed and wanting to "lib off da gubment" then the world is your oyster

nachothatguy26
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nachothatguy26 03/21/13 - 05:36 pm
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F*ck all three of yall
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F*ck all three of yall negative b*tches

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