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Easthampton man sentenced after violating probation

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An Easthampton man is going back to jail after violating his eight-year probation sentence.

James Duffy Jr. will now to go jail for 2 1/2 years.

He violated his probation by drinking alcohol.

In 2010, he pleaded guilty in connection to the death of John Connell outside the Silk City Taproom in Florence. Police said Duffy and Connell got into a fight.

Connell hit his head on the ground and died after Duffy pushed him down the stairs outside the bar.

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