A man who was convicted of stabbing an employee of Ottobar to death received the maximum sentence on Thursday.
Nicholas Heath was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the charges of second-degree assault and manslaughter. Heath attacked Thomas Malenski and another man outside the Howard St. club on Sept. 26, 2014, authorities said. Malenski suffered a gaping wound to the neck, and the other man had a cut to the face. Police later found Heath at his girlfriend’s house, and also located the knife.
According to the Baltimore Sun’s initial report from 2014, Malenski was attending a show at Ottobar on his night off. During the show, he helped break up a fight and helped remove a patron from the club prior to the attack.
“The courthouse was packed with Malenski’s friends and family. All of them said that he was a loving person who was always there for people when they needed him.” Victim Witness Advocate Shanika McCullough said in a statement released by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office.
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