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Bradenton man dies following skirmish with girlfriend's husband

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Romine, 43, was booked into the Manatee County Jail. Romine, 43, was booked into the Manatee County Jail.
BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) - A 61-year-old Bay area man collapsed and died early Saturday following a scuffle with his new girlfriend’s husband.

The fatal incident occurred just after 2 a.m. at a residence at the Royal Garden Estates Mobile Home Park on Cortez Rd. West. The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report deputies were dispatched to the scene in response to a disturbance call. The victim and Myrtle Romine were hanging out when Myrtle’s husband Scott Eugene Romine showed up.

After seeing Scott Romine outside his home, the victim went to speak with him. Myrtle Romine has a domestic violence injunction order against her husband the report states.

As the victim stepped outside Romine punched him and both men fell to the ground where they continued to fight. By the time deputies arrived the pair had been separated and were standing.

As the victim was being interviewed he collapsed to the ground. Emergency service personnel transported him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been determined but the victim had some medical issues investigators say.

Romine, 43, was arrested and charged with violating the terms of a domestic violence injunction. The suspect is no stranger to law enforcement. He’s been arrested nearly a dozen times over the past decade and at the time of this incident he was already on felony probation for a February aggravated assault conviction.

Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

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