Well, if this isn’t the most Boston story I’ve read.

‘Gentle soul’: Ireland native fatally punched in downtown Boston was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

The boss of a man who was knocked unconscious near a Downtown Crossing ATM on St. Patrick’s Day is reeling after the 46-year-old was taken off life support.

Boston police have confirmed that Barry Whelan died following the assault that happened on March 17th around 9 p.m.

Whelan was standing near a TD Bank ATM on Winter Street where law enforcement sources told Boston 25 News he was sucker punched.

Police were called to a report of a person unconscious on the ground.

Whelan was rushed to Tufts Medical Center with an abrasion on the back of his head.

Whelan was standing near a TD Bank ATM on Winter Street where law enforcement sources told Boston 25 News he was sucker punched.

Police were called to a report of a person unconscious on the ground.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the cause of Whelan’s death was blunt force trauma, and they’ve ruled it a homicide.

I can tell you exactly what happened.

Whelan was sucker punched.

He lost consciousness and toppled over.

He hit the occipital region of his head on the ground, causing the abrasion on the back of his head.

The impact to the ground caused swelling of his brain.

Swelling lead to compression of the brain tissue, which occluded blood flow, abs brain death.

It’s not the punch that directly kills, it’s the impact of the brain on the hard ground that does it.

But the result is the same, one punch and death.

Sucker punches are no laughing matter and the people who say it’s wrong to defend yourself against an unarmed attackers are just stupid.

Watch the hands, be aware, don’t get punched in the head.

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By J. Kb

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