Man found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Quincy bar fight that …

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) – A man was found guilty Tuesday for his role in a fight outside of a bar in Quincy in 2019 that left a father of three dead.

A jury convicted Matthew Potter of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Bridgewater native Chris McCallum.

Potter and his brother, Steven Potter, were argumentative and acting aggressively before starting the fight with a member of the Robert I. Nickerson American Legion Post, court documents indicate.

When they were ultimately thrown out of the facility, a scuffle is said to have broken out outside, involving the Potters, McCallum, and several others.

At one point during the fight, police say McCallum was punched, causing him to fall over and slam his head on the ground. He died two days later.

Chris McCallum

The state medical examiner’s office filed a death certificate in August, which indicated McCallum died from blunt force trauma and that his manner of death was a homicide.

The 44-year-old left behind his wife and three sons.

Steven Potter is facing assault charges related to two other people who were involved in the fight but not to McCallum.

Matthew Potter will be sentenced at a later time.

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