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Friends remember Lewiston man who died after brawl

State police say Donald Giusti was 38. (William Heutz)

LEWISTON (WGME) -- The Lewiston man injured in a brawl at Kennedy Park was died as the investigation into the brawl continues.

State police say 38-year-old Donald Giusti died Friday afternoon in Central Maine Medical Center. His friends say it's a sad day, but a sign that more needs to be done to clean up the city.

His friend William Heutz says Giusti was a good man.

"He was a very caring person, this guy would give you the shirt off his back, he would give you his last beer, he was a very good guy," Heutz said.

Lewiston police say they are stepping up patrols of Kennedy Park and enforcing an existing curfew.

"We've increased patrol in the park significantly to complement our existing officers who are out there working the beat," Lt. David St. Pierre said.

But Heutz says he's heard that before, and nothing is being accomplished.

"The police can do their job and get this dealt with the right way, non-violent, locking people up,” Heutz said. “Or a lot of things that people don't want to happen are probably going to happen."

And he says no matter what police do, nothing, will bring his friend back.

State police say Tuesday’s incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information should call Lewiston Police.

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