Man facing murder charges after fatal bar fight

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A man is being held on murder charges for beating for the beating death of another man.

Police are holding Michael Platt, 35, on a first-degree murder charge, after the victim of a knockout punch died of his injuries.

Witnesses say Ryan Flannigan, 26,  was trying to break up a fight when Platt randomly punched Flannigan in the side of the head outside of a bar in Palatine on July 18th.

Flannigan fell to the ground and cracked his skull.

He died on Monday.

Platt is due in bond court Wednesday.

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