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Authorities: One punch led to man's death outside Madison bar


Madison (WKOW) --  A prosecutor said one punch to the head of race car mechanic Eduardo Cademartori outside a downtown Madison bar led to his death.

   During a court hearing Dec. 10, Assistant District Attorney Corey Stephan said Roynell Fuller, 19, of Madison delivered the punch after Fuller and others had confronted Cademartori in an extension of a dispute that started inside The Crave Restaurant and Lounge on West Gorham Street.

   Stephan said a witness reports the dispute outside the bar appeared to be ending without violence.

   "But this defendant (Fuller), who was standing behind the victim, punched him, seemingly out of nowhere."

   "I just know it would not have been an intentional thing on Ray's part,"  Fuller's friend, Wendy Nelson told 27 News.

   During the court hearing, a court commissioner set Fuller's bail at $5,000.   Stephan said he expected Fuller would be formally charged in court next week with felony murder.   Several hours after his court appearance, Fuller posted bail and was released from jail.

   Ross Spang, 22,  of Madison also appeared in court.   Stephan stated Spang and Cademartori had the bar dispute, and Spang recruited friends to confront Cademartori outside.   Authorities have said they are still searching for another man in connection with the confrontation.

   Spang's bail was set at $10,000.  

   Both Spang and Fuller were arrested before Cademartori died of his injuries on tentative charges involving battery.

   Cademartori's death is the second death related to a bar fight in downtown Madison since September.  

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