Man acquitted for role in fatal Adams Corner fight

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday acquitted Brian McElhinney, 24, on a charge of manslaughter for the 2016 death of Brian Hingston of Quincy on Adams Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors charged that McElhinney had gotten involved in a fight between two other men early on April 17, and that when Hingston tried to intervene, McElhinney hit him in the face, causing him to fall and suffer a fatal injury when his head hit the pavement.

Both men were part of a group celebrating a friend's birthday party when two other men got into a fist fight, police said.

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