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More Details In Family Values Concert Beating

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Andy Richardson, who was badly beaten in a fight at a Family Values concert, has since passed. More details about the events that lead to the fight and his death have been revealed. Here are some excerpts from an AZCentral article adding to what had already been reported here:

"We just went out there to have a good night," said one friend, Eddie Arellano. "It was starting off fun. And then this whole thing turned into a nightmare."

According to Arellano and others at the concert, there was a group of rowdy men at the show.

"These guys were just way too drunk. They had too many fights," Arellano said.

Earlier in the evening, some of the rowdies tumbled down a hill, crashing into Richardson and his friends. There was a brief scuffle, according to Bernice Averil, who was in Richardson's group. A little later, the rowdies returned and one of them snatched Richardson's cap.

"When they took his hat he stood up and said 'We've already had a fight. I don't want to have any problems,' " Arellano said, describing the moments just before the punch. "The guy threw the hat back at him. And when he (Richardson) caught it, the guy hit him in the face and he hit the ground and hit the concrete with the back of his head. He just collapsed.

"His face was bloody. It was bad. It was horrible," said Arellano, who was Richardson's roommate.

The person who threw the punch and that person's friend ran off, Arellano said.

Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Coleman said homicide detectives "have people of interest" but no arrests had been made. Police have a "vague description" of the person who threw the punch, according to Sgt. Kevin Iosty.

Jack Gannon, a spokesman for House of Blues, a California-based company that has a sponsorship deal with what's now called HiFi Buys Amphitheater, said the incident was "unfortunate and tragic" and that the company is "cooperating fully with the Atlanta Police Department investigation."

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

That's terrible. I hope they castrate the prick that did it. Tosser.

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kier writes:

yea dude find the fa**ots and beat the sh*t out of them... hell if i would've been there to see that i would have been the one in jail cause those f*kers wouldn't have gotten away from me let alone live....

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SonicYouth writes:

This is SUPER tragic, but I must ask, had this gentleman not considered speaking to security about the drunkards rolling down a hill at him?
Willing to bet they would all have been ejected to Drunk & Disorderly, and it could have definitly prevented this horrible, horrible tragedy

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Xplayer writes:

I hope they find those motherf***ers, and make them pay for their actions. I say Life or death sentence is up their alley

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KORNDOGG writes:

THAT SUCKS THAT HE PASSED AWAY, I FEEL FOR HIS FAMILY!
AS MUCH AS I HATE THE f***ER THAT HIT HIM, HE PROLLY DIDNT REALIZE THAT HIS ONE HIT WOULD KILL THE GUY!!!!
BUT THEN AGAIN THERE SHOULD NEVER BE FIGHTING IN THE PIT!

# Aug 2, 2006 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Outbreak writes:

holy hell that sucks. i really hope they find those drunk fags!
and holy i hope they can control the pit better somehow! im going to the family values tour in Toronto and i cant wait because i will be in the pit....i hope there is no drunk idiots there...if there is then i will say hi!

# Aug 4, 2006 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. killingtime writes:

I agree most w/ Kier. If I were a by-stander and had seen that sh** go down I'd have punched both of their drunk asses out as soon as they turned around to split the scene.

I hope someone finds the victimizer and puts a slug through his head. Human piece of trash.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. lorlor writes:

From what it says in the other article, I dont think they were in the pit. It says when then men returned, that Andy "stood up". If he was sitting, he was not in the pit. And for the dumb tards who did this, they deserve to have a baseball bat taken to their faces. Although, I still think they only meant to hit him, not kill him. Either way, violence is retarded and should not be present at a music show. It ruins it for everyone. As*sholes with too much alcohol and testosterone have to be at every fckin show it seems.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. travis writes:

sh** if was his friend i would f*** up those motherf***ers that did it.Then i would kill them. I f***IN HATE IT WHEN a$$hole FAGS THINK THERE SO TOUGH. IM ONLY 13 AND I HATE THESE FAG HIGHSCHOOL RAP FANS THAT ALWAYS THROW sh** AT US WHEN WE WALK HOME. WE THREW A ROCK AT THEY CAR SO THEN THE f***IN d***S GET OUT AND TRY TO JUMP US WITH THERE KEYS. BUT MY DAD f***ED UP THE ONE d*** AND THE REST WERE ARRESTED.

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KORNDOGG writes:

LOL! YOU ARE THE TYPE OF MOTHER f***ER TO GO INTO YOUR SCHOOL AND START SHOOTIN PEOPLE CUZ THEY MAKE FUN OF YOU, ARENT YOU?

EVERYBODY HAS GOTTEN MADE FUN OF OR PICKED ON IN SCHOOL, JUST TAKE IT LIKE A MAN AND MOVE ON!

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. amanda writes:

they were on the lawn , i was their! and their was no security their so. that could have helped prevent the death...its all crazy!

# Aug 20, 2006 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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