No charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of punching a friend in a fight over cab fare in Mira Mesa, causing him to fall and suffer a fatal head injury.
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The case against Reynaldo Torres, 26, remains under review, Tanya Sierra of the District Attorney's Office said.
He will be released from custody, unless he is held on other charges, she said.
Torres was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 39-year-old Anthony W. Richmond, a Navy sailor from Burlington, N.C.
Torres and Richmond rode a cab to a 7-Eleven store at Camino Ruiz and Gold Coast Drive about 2 a.m. Saturday, and the two fought over who should pay, according to San Diego police homicide Lt. Ernie Herbert.
Torres allegedly punched Richmond, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground, police said.
Paramedics took Richmond to a hospital, where he died about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Herbert said.
Richmond, an aviation electronics technician 3rd class, joined the Navy in May 2007. He worked on F/A-18s with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marine Aircraft Group 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. His personal awards include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal..
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