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Another man charged over Rye brawl death

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Nino Bucci

David Cassai was killed after being punched during an altercation at Rye.

David Cassai was killed after being punched during an altercation at Rye.

Police have charged a third man over the brawl which led to the death of David Cassai in Rye.

A 21-year-old man from Western Australia was charged with affray and two counts of intentionally causing injury.

He was bailed by police to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on February 20.

Dylan John Closter, the man who allegedly punched Mr Cassai three times before he fell and hit his head on the footpath, faced court on Thursday.

Closter, 18, was refused bail but is expected to make another application next week.

He is charged with manslaughter in relation to Mr Cassai's death, and affray and two counts of intentionally cause injury over the alleged assault of two of Mr Cassai's friends.

Police have also charged a 24-year-old Kilsyth man with intentionally causing injury and affray.

The man was bailed by police to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on February 20.

Homicide detectives interviewed a Kilsyth man, 20, and a Yarra Junction man, 22, on Tuesday night before releasing them pending further investigations.

Mr Cassai, 22, was with friends near a pizza shop in Rye early on Monday when it is alleged he was bumped by Closter.

He fell and hit his head after allegedly being struck three times, and never regained consciousness. He died in The Alfred hospital later that day.

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