The former COO and Executive Vice President of the Norwood-based Rugged Bear children's clothing company is free on $50,000 bail after being arraigned on manslaughter charges yesterday, the Boston Herald reported.
According to the Herald report, police say that John T. McDonough, 45, killed his brother-in-law with a lethal "head lock" at a family party in their Cohasset residence. The family told police that the victim, 45-year-old David Hoelzer, had become loudly drunk at the party and fought with McDonough. The two fell to the floor and Hoelzer did not move.
Hoelzer was pronounced dead at South Shore Hospital, the Herald reported.
Rugged Bear maintainted several locations in Norwood and the Northeast until filing for bankruptcy in early 2011.