New York man dead after confrontation over face mask in bar 10/06/2020 11:07 am PDT Comments WGRZ via WGRZ: WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WGRZ) -- A West Seneca man is dead and another man is facing a criminally negligent homicide charge over wearing a face mask. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn says Donald Lewinski, 65, of West Seneca is charged with criminally negligent homicide following an incident in a bar on September 26. The man who died is 80-year-old Rocco Sapienza. Flynn says Lewinski and Sapienza were patrons in a Southwestern Boulevard bar while a band was playing live music. Flynn says Lewinski was allegedly walking through the bar without a mask, and Sapienza confronted Lewinski about it. They had a verbal confrontation, but separated. While Lewinski was drinking at the bar, Sapienza confronted him again. Flynn says surveillance video shows Lewinski stand up and shove Sapienza with two hands. Sapienza fell to the ground and suffered a seizure. He was unresponsive and was taken to ECMC. He never regained consciousness and died four days later. TRUE CRIME DAILY: Coronavirus-related crime coverage - TCD MORE: Erie County DA: West Seneca man dies over disagreement about wearing face mask - WGRZ #Buffalo #COVID19 #Coronavirus #Homicide #NewYork Related Stories Florida man hits Disney guard in mask dispute at Epcot: Deputies VIDEO: Maskless woman commands 'demon' shoppers to leave 'You now have coronavirus,' Florida man tells boy, police say McDonald's worker alleges attack by mask-less customer, other abuse Illinois woman charged with battery after mask dispute in Home Depot Man wanted in cigar store mask-dispute shooting wounded by police Florida man pulls gun in confrontation over mask in Walmart GRAPHIC: Sheriff releases bodycam video of suspect charging deputy Maskless customer shot in back by security guard after fight: police Florida man arrested for waving gun at shopper in mask confrontation Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.