3 men guilty in fatal beating outside Boston club

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Posted: Feb 28, 2011 4:50 PM
3 men guilty in fatal beating outside Boston club

Three men have been found guilty in the fatal beating of a 22-year-old man outside a Boston nightclub.

Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Villalobos of Revere, 24-year-old Daniel Elk of Lynn and 30-year-old Johan Garcia of Lynn were convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter and assault charges. They had come from a friend's funeral when the attack occurred.

The verdict in Suffolk Superior Court came more than three weeks after a fourth man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

They were among more than a dozen men clad in tuxedos and red vests outside a nightclub in August 2009. Jose Alicea of Boston died of head injuries two days after a conversation escalated into a fight.

Sentencing is set for March 14 and April 1.

Four other men will go on trial in March.