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Friday, August 14, 2015
Chatterbox Death Ruled A Homicide
It took three months for the Marion Co. Coroner's Office to finally reach the conclusion that the death of a 31-year old man involved in a scuffle at the Chatterbox nightclub on Mass Avenue was the result of a homicide. The Indianapolis Star reports the autopsy finding found that Michael Lanter died from a ruptured aneurysm caused by blunt force trauma to his head. Lanter fell to the ground and struck his head after being struck by another man whom IMPD has never identified. There have been rumors Lanter was struck by a member of the jazz band performing at the nightclub. The scuffle allegedly occurred after the bar tender refused to serve Lanter because of his state of intoxication after he had just paid a cover charge and been allowed to enter the nightclub. There is no indication yet whether the Marion Co. Prosecutor's Office intends to file charges in the case.