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Bond set at $500k for man accused in fatal punch in downtown Charleston

A man accused of fatally punching a man in downtown Charleston last month was in court on Wednesday.

A judge set bond at $500,000 for Dalton Clarke. The father of the victim says it's tough to know the Clarke could be freed if he bonds out before any future trial.

Clint Seymour died after police say he was sucker punched and hit his head on the concrete sidewalk at the corner of King and Morris streets.

Don Seymour, the victim's father, said more than 500 people came to his son's memorial services both in Charleston and their hometown of Pittsburgh. He says no matter what sentence is eventually handed down, it won't relieve the family's pain.

"There can't be any justice for us," Seymour said."They'll bring him to justice in accordance with the law, they'll never be able to bring him to justice whoever it is. They'll never be able to bring him to justice to be able to repair the holes in our hearts.  They won't be healed ever."

Clarke, of Mount Pleasant, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, and was arrested Tuesday.

Another man, Peter Dudinyak, was originally thought to have thrown the fatal punch. His charges have been downgraded from first-degree assault and battery to simple assault.

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