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Connecticut Man One Of Two Charged In Death In Bimini

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) _ Two U.S. men charged in the death of another American citizen on the island of Bimini are being released on bail.

A lawyer for the men portrays the incident as an accident and says his clients will return to the Bahamas for trial. Attorney Wayne Munroe says they may leave the country Wednesday.

Tyler Valles and Robert Schwartz are charged with manslaughter in the death of Carl Yerger, a 45-year-old father of two from Ruscombmanor Township, Pennsylvania.

Valles, a 19-year-old from Key Largo, Florida, and Schwartz, a 62-year-old from Gaylordsville, Connecticut, were working on a sport fishing boat when the incident occurred.

Police say the men struggled when an allegedly drunk Yerger tried to board their boat. Witnesses say Valles went to move a knife and accidentally stabbed Yerger.

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