Rhode Island has upheld the decision revoking the liquor license of a bar where an argument over a junk vehicle led to a fatal beating.
Paul McGreevy, director of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, on Friday upheld Providence's licensing decision against The $3 Bar.
McGreevy said The $3 Bar's staff failed to call police or take other action while watching the fight in which Jonathan Stack was severely injured. He died several days later.
The city's regulators stripped The $3 Bar of its licenses in August after Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré said staff at the bar failed to stop the July 23 fight or call authorities.
Daniel Lastarza has been charged with murder. Police say he wanted the return of $400 he paid for a truck that did not belong to the seller.