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South Coast man gets 27 year prison sentence for death of person who tried to break up fight.

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A Santa Barbara County is headed to state prison after he knocked out someone during a fight, and that person hit his head on the ground and died.

Death comes as a result of disturbance in Carpinteria.

A man who was trying to break up a fight on the South Coast died, after he was knocked down and hit his head on a concrete slab. Now, the man responsible for the attack is headed to state prison.

Prosecutors say Scott Robert Fleming knocked out Eric Romero as the victim was trying to stop a fight in Carpinteria. Romero hit the ground, and later died at a hospital.

Fleming led the scene, and was arrested several days later in Ventura. A jury convicted him voluntary manslaughter, and other charges for the July, 2019 death.

This week, Fleming received a 27 year state prison sentence.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.