Fight outside a Texas brewery leaves one dead, one in cuffs, police said

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Source: Odessa police; MEGA

Nov. 20 2021, Published 3:17 p.m. ET

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A fight outside a brewery in Texas turned deadly and now one man faces a murder charge, police said.

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On Nov. 16, police in Odessa, Texas, responded to Frisky Brewing Company for a reported disturbance. Police determined that Jose Bernabe Ballardo, 33, was in an altercation with the victim.

The victim, Lester Robert Bland, 40, was struck several times in the head and rendered unconscious, according to Odessa police.

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Bland was taken to the hospital, where he later died, according to police.

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Ballardo was initially charged with aggravated assault, but the charge was upgraded to murder after Bland’s death.

Police did not say what led to the fight. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.

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