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DA: No charges in death of student

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 DA: No charges in death of student JOURNAL STAFF REPORT WILMINGTON - No charges will be filed in connection with the death of a Winston-Salem man who was involved in a fight early Sunday morning in Wilmington, the district attorney said this afternoon. Samuel Flinn, 20, was a student at East Carolina University. Flinn was visiting A friend near UNC Wilmington when his friend started a fight with Jeffery Collins, another man. When Flinn intervened on his friend's behalf, Collins punched him. District Attorney Ben David said today that Collins was acting in self defense, and that Flinn's injuries "are entirely consistent with those suffered during an unremarkable fist fight." An autopsy said that Flinn died from bleeding in the brain, caused by a head injury. Flinn graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2006.

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