Jimmy Mounts promised $5 to anyone willing to take a punch from Tiffany Startz. John Powell, who had performed at the party in Crest Hill last fall, accepted the offer and let Startz hit him in the face.
A cellphone video recording shows Powell stagger back several steps after being hit as some of the roughly 20 spectators smile. Authorities said Powell died minutes later from an artery that burst in his neck.
Startz was found not guilty of reckless conduct and battery, in the death of John Powell. She left the Will County courthouse a free woman, but not free of the pain and suffering left in the wake of a stupid party game.
How often does it happen that someone dies from a punch to the head?
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