Punching game kills Calif. teenager

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A 16-year-old San Jose boy died Sunday from a punch to the chest in what authorities said was a test of manhood, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

His 19-year-old friend has been arrested.

Authorities say teenagers call the game “open chest” and players take turns punching the chests of other players to see who is the toughest. Friends of the victim and the suspect said it is also called “body shots” and that neither teenager intended to hurt the other.

Link: http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/6400545.htm

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