June 2, 2012 - Police find 49-year-old Terie Colecchi unconscious outside Pat's II Cocktail Lounge on PCH in Redondo Beach. Look the place up on Yelp and you'll see it described as a dive bar. Mr. Colecchi was a bouncer there. He died in the hospital. According to the police, he was beaten by two men whom he had earlier turned away.
A lot has come to light since then. The two men, who each turned themselves in, are currently standing trial. Another man was initially arrested but quickly released. Video shown on the first day of court proceedings show Colecchi threw the first punch. And the official cause of death was undetermined as of last week, pending a toxicology report because Colecchi may or may not have been hopped up on something or other at the time.
Now, it doesn't take a modern re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes to piece this together. Mr. Colecchi was severely beaten and died shortly thereafter. Or maybe it was drugs. That sounds reasonable.