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    Man Accused in Connection With Conn. Officer's Death Charged
    South Windsor Police Department / Georgetown County Sheriff's Office
    South Windsor police officer Matthew Mainieri (left) was killed while trying to break up a bar fight in South Carolina. Kelton Jess Todd (right) has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Mainieri's death.

    The South Carolina man accused in connection with the death of a South Windsor police officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

    Kelton Jess Todd, 21, was originally charged with assault of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly punching Matthew Mainieri at a bar in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on Monday.

    Mainieri was trying to break up a fight, according to police.

    He was pronounced dead a short time later. The medical examiner said Mainieri died of head trauma.

    Todd was held at a detention center while awaiting a bond hearing on the involuntary manslaughter charge, police said.

    A memorial service to remember Mainieri is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at The First Cathedral at 1153 Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield.