Man Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Fight at East Oak Cliff Convenience Store

A 22-year-old's assault charge has been upgraded to manslaughter after a man he fought in front of an east Oak Cliff convenience store died.Deaundre Jamal Dorsey, of Palestine, Texas, told police he was an experienced boxer and knew that the victim, Jesse Jermaine Richardson, "would not be able to fight effectively," according to an arrest-warrant affidavit.Police say Richardson and his wife, Jasalyn Richardson, had gone to the Stop and Save convenience store on Sunnyvale Street, near Kiest Boulevard and Illinois Avenue, to buy cigarettes around 6 p.m. Wednesday.Jasalyn Richardson told police that Dorsey began arguing with her husband as he entered the story. Surveillance footage showed Dorsey stretching and removing his jewelry as Jesse Richardson shopped, according to the affidavit.When Richardson exited the store, the pair continued arguing and walked into an alleyway, the affidavit stated. Jasalyn Richardson said she tried to separate them, but Dorsey knocked her husband unconscious with two punches, then ran.Surveillance footage did not show either of the Richardsons striking Dorsey, police said.Police arrested Dorsey Thursday on an aggravated assault charge, but charged him with manslaughter after Richardson passes away Thursday evening. Bail for the manslaughter charge has not yet been set.  Continue reading...

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