Court awards family of Stratford man who died playing beer pong $16M
BRIDGEPORT — The family of a Connecticut man who fell to his death from a fourth-floor window after a fight while playing beer pong has been awarded nearly $16 million in a lawsuit filed against three other players.
Authorities say Martinez went to a Naugatuck apartment in January 2013 to play the drinking game.
Police say a fight erupted after two men lost a $10 bet and accused Martinez of cheating.
Martinez locked himself in a child’s bedroom. He was later found dead on the cement sidewalk. Two of the other men pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
One testified that by the time he got in the bedroom, Martinez was already gone.