OCALA, FL – A teenager has been charged with manslaughter after he he killed his friend with a sucker punch to the face.
According to reports, 19-year-old Matthew Gunter was in a Walmart when he received a call from someone who is probably feeling like shit right now. The person called to inform Gunter that his friend, 23-year-old Travis Henshaw, was sleeping with his girlfriend.
Angry, Gunter left the store and drove to a home where Henshaw was staying. Witnesses say Gunter confronted Henshaw by delivering a sucker punch to Hensaw’s face. As a result, Henshaw’s brain ping-ponged around in his skull after his head head hit the side of a door and then a concrete floor.
While Henshaw was on the ground, Gunter stood over him and asked why he slept with his “old lady.” After Gunter fled the scene, witnesses say Henshaw began suffering a seizure. He was rushed to the hospital suffering serious brain injuries and placed on life support. On Thursday morning he was pronounced dead.
Police tracked down Gunter and charged him with manslaughter. He told reporters that he was angry with his friend, but that he never intended to kill him.
This isn’t the only story we have featured on DD involving someone being arrested after killing someone with a punch. Last year we had three that I remember. Terance Dejuan Wilson sucker punched a stranger who ended up dying from blunt force injuries and Ronald Lee Newman was arrested after he killed a soccer coach with a punch to the face. Then there was the case of Tiffany Startz, who was arrested after she punched a man in the neck on a $5 bet, killing him almost instantly.Tags: Crime, Florida, Manslaughter, Matthew Gunter, sucker punch, Travis Henshaw