Death of Best Man Leads to Manslaughter Charge

The morning after he served as best man at his brother’s wedding in September, Nicholas Poti, 24, was found, not breathing, in a Stamford hotel room.

He was pronounced dead at the emergency room. The groom learned about his brother’s death just as he was about to leave on his honeymoon, the Stamford Advocate reports. A mix of cocaine, Percocet and alcohol killed Nicholas Poti.

On Tuesday, three of his friends turned themselves in to police, the Advocate reports.

Papagni, 25, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell, the Advocate reports. He posted a $50,000 bond and was released from custody. His lawyer called the death "a terrible tragedy."

Kyle Melanson, 25, and Matthew Talis, 26, both of Lynnfield, were charged with possession of narcotics and posted $25,000 bonds.  

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