NEWPORT BEACH ? Two Burbank men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Tustin man who died Sunday from injuries he received during a bar fight in Newport Beach on Saturday, police said.
Jason Boozer, 26, was taken off life support Sunday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, where he was being treated for major head trauma. Authorities said he was injured early Saturday after a Burbank man punched him in the face, knocking him over and causing him to fall and hit his head.
Two brothers were arrested in connection with the alleged fight early Saturday at Muldoon's Irish Pub & Restaurant. Brian Weiner, 35, of Burbank, was being held Monday on $100,000 bail at the Newport Beach city jail. His brother, Marc Weiner, 31, also of Burbank, was released on $25,000 bail Saturday.
Police arrested the brothers on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm. The brothers were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, although Orange County District Attorney's officials had not determined Monday what charges would be filed.
Few new details of the incident have been released, although family members say Boozer had likely been defending a female acquaintance during the incident.
Boozer's father, Randall Boozer, said his son had been out with friends late Friday night to celebrate a new job. Apparently the Weiner brothers had some type of dispute with a female in Jason Boozer's party, when he intervened and was injured.
Jason Boozer, a coordinator working for realty firm CB Richard Ellis, had been out celebrating a recent promotion to the company's Newport Beach office, family members said.
"He was so thrilled to get the job and told me that maybe next year that we would see his name on one of their signs," his mother Marlys Thomas said.