Conn. Man’s Death in Westerly Ruled a Homicide

WESTERLY, RI– A Connecticut man who was arrested in June outside a wine bar who unexpectedly died 16 hours later was ruled as a death caused by blunt force trauma by the Medical Examiner's Office Tuesday.

The manner of death is homicide.

The Medical Examiner says Ryan O'Loughlin, 34, suffered a lacerated liver and internal bleeding. The autopsy report also reveals scalp hemmorages , bruises to his arms and legs and trauma to his chest. The report states that O'Loughlin was hit eight to ten times in the stomach.

This information conflicts with the original Westerly Police report which says he was only hit three times behind the legs.

Westerly Town Manager Steven Hartford says the details remain in question.

The officers involved remain on the force.