Trial for man accused in deadly Chesapeake bar fight set for September

Posted at 11:38 AM, Jun 05, 2015

Chesapeake, Va. – Bond was again denied Friday for a man accused of murder in Chesapeake.

Ronnie Cisko, 37, was arrested and charged in December after police say he and another man, Chuck Setchel, got into a fight. Setchel died from his injuries.

The incident occurred on December 28th at Zino’s Italian Restaurant at 850 Old George Washington Highway.

Setchel’s fiance told NewsChannel 3 that the fight had escalated during a football game. The two men were cheering for different teams and had reportedly been making jabs at each other before turning physical.

Surveillance video from that night showed Setchel stand up from the bar as he’s approached by Cisko. Cisko swings his arm, striking Setchel in the neck. A few seconds later, Setchel is shown motionless on the ground. Cisko and another man are then seen stepping over Setchel and leaving the bar.

The Medical Examiner later reported Setchel’s cause of death was a vertebral artery dissection caused by blunt force trauma. A Medical Examiner previously testified that it was Cisko’s assault that killed Setchel.

Cisko’s 2nd Degree Murder charge was certified to a Grand Jury back in May.

Friday’s bond hearing was the last chance for Cisko to be granted bond. His trial has now been set for September 21st.


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