Initial reports suggest three Rhode Island men are the focus of the Massachusetts Police Department’s investigation into a death during a New England Patriots game. The incident involved an altercation, which led to the death of a New Hampshire spectator, Dale Mooney.
At 53, Dale Mooney, hailing from Newmarket, succumbed following what has been described as a ‘violent confrontation’ which took place in the fourth quarter of the match up between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins on the 17th of September.
Mooney was taken from the scene to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where unfortunately he could not be revived. From preliminary autopsy observations, acute trauma does not appear to be implicated in his death. Instead, another medical condition was highlighted. However, both the exact cause and the manner of his demise have yet to be determined.
In response to the incident, the police have advanced their applications for criminal complaints for assault, battery, and disorderly conduct against the three identified men. The complaints stem from the altercation which unfolded at Gillette Stadium.
As the investigation progresses, the law enforcement officials have managed to gather video evidence from different perspectives, portraying the incident. Adding to the mounting evidence, several eye-witness accounts have been amassed, contributing to the progression of investigations.
The police have announced that in the following weeks, the complaints will be presented for a probable-cause hearing before a clerk at the Wrentham District Court. The decision whether these complaints stipulate probable cause enough to warrant issuing charges will be determined by the clerk.
The Foxborough Police Department, in collaboration with the District Attorney’s Office, have agreed that available evidence gathered so far upholds the applications for criminal complaints to be submitted to Wrentham District Court.
While investigations are ongoing in this poignant case, no conclusive results have been reached, and the search for justice in the tragic event remains active.