Man pleads guilty in NYC punch that led to a fall and death

the two men argued and Steven pleaded guilty to punching Danny McGee in the head, who then fell and hit his head on the pavement.

Steven O’Brien punched Danny McGee in the head, who then fell and hit his head on the pavement.

An Irish man has pleaded guilty to assault for punching another man who fell and died outside a Queens bar.

Court records show Steven O’Brien pleaded guilty Thursday in the encounter that led to John McGee’s death last Thanksgiving. The 21-year-old McGee went by Danny and grew up in Ireland.

WPIX-TV reports the 26-year-old O’Brien apologized to McGee’s parents in a Queens courtroom Thursday.

Authorities said the two men argued and O’Brien punched McGee in the head. McGee fell and hit his head on the pavement.

He was found lying on the ground and was pronounced dead at a hospitalO’Brien is from Dublin. As a child, the American-born McGee moved to the Irish village of Drumlish.

WPIX says O’Brien is expected to get a six-month sentence.

Associated Press