IOWA CITY, Iowa – A late-night game of chess between neighbors went from a shouting match to a fight that left one man dead early Sunday morning.
Michael A. Steward died of his injuries at a local hospital. Police charged his neighbor David Christian with second-degree homicide and public intoxication.
Emergency responders found Steward unresponsive at about 3 a.m. on Sunday.
Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton says preliminary results from an autopsy are expected back this week. Brotherton says its unknown what injuries Steward suffered in the fight or what caused his death.
Brotherton says she doesn't know whether weapons were involved.