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Published: Monday, 2/10/2014

Toledo man charged with involuntary manslaughter 9 months after fatal beating of taxi driver

McDuffey. McDuffey.

Nine months after a Toledo taxi driver died from injuries he suffered in an assault, a man has been charged and arrested.

Charged with involuntary manslaughter is Curtis McDuffey, Jr., 31, of 2734 Wayman Palmer.

Police allege that the suspect assaulted William Moore, 66, on April 28 outside of Chuck's on Monroe, 4477 Monroe St., where the victim was looking for fares.

Mr. Moore died May 5 at Toledo Hospital. In November, the Lucas County Coroner's Office ruled the man's death a homicide.

The Toledo Police Department posted to its Facebook page a video of the 2:30 a.m. assault. The video shows Mr. Moore opening his van door and two men approaching him. One of the men appears to have a conversation with Mr. Moore and then the two start to fight.

Mr. Moore was hit in the head, police said.

The second man appears as if he wants to break up the fight but was shrugged off by the assailant.

A Toledo police officer thought he recognized the attacker and, with some “good old-fashioned police work,” officers were able to put together a case, Sgt. Joe Heffernan said.

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