Manslaughter charges for woman who shoved man to the ground

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SARASOTA, Fla. - A Sarasota woman has been charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of an Elderly Person after the 65-year-old man she shoved to the ground earlier this month died from his injuries.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, on December 6th, 25-year-old Megan Belle was in a physical altercation with two women who live in the same South Gate Apartments complex on Bee Ridge Road.

During the confrontation, 65-year-old Kevin Watts was walking along the sidewalk when he was confronted by Belle and shoved backward, striking his head on the concrete.

Watts never regained consciousness and died on December 17th. The preliminary report by the Medical Examiner’s Office indicates Watts’ death was the result of the injury he received when he was pushed to the ground by Belle.

Belle was taken into custody Friday and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of an Elderly Person. Detectives have also charged her with Simple Battery for the fight with the women two weeks ago.