Suburban KC Man Charged In Veteran's Death

By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A suburban Kansas City man has been charged with reckless involuntary manslaughter in the death of an Iraq veteran after a fight.

The Lawrence-Journal World ( ) reported that a judge found probable cause Friday to issue a summons in the case against Justin P. Gonzalez of Mission. His first appearance is scheduled for July 26.

The case stems from the February death of 27-year-old Nicholas J. Sardina of Lawrence. The native of the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, N.Y., is a former student at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

Police determined Sardina was involved in a fight hours before his death. His girlfriend reported receiving a text message from Sardina, saying a bottle had been broken over his head in the scuffle.

Gonzalez doesn't have a listed number.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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