A 32-year-old man died from strangulation in a fight in northwest Bakersfield last summer, according to the coroner's office.

The death of John Eric Maltby II is a homicide, a coroner's news release said Monday.

Maltby was pronounced dead early July 16 in the 10600 block of Michele Avenue, where he'd become involved in a fight with several people in the front yard of a residence.

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