BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The family of a Marine veteran who was allegedly stabbed to death by a Boston bouncer said they will sue the bar where the bouncer worked.
Prosecutors say Alvaro Larrama, a bouncer at the Sons of Boston bar, stabbed Daniel Martinez after an argument with him and a friend on the night of March 19. Martinez was visiting Boston for St. Patrick's Day weekend and was a native of the Chicago area.
Larrama allegedly followed Martinez down the street, continued the argument, and eventually stabbed him in the chest.
"The lawsuit will give us subpoena power and require Sons of Boston to be transparent, and turn over everything they have regarding this horrific incident," said Martinez family lawyer Thomas Flaws at a press conference with the family on Thursday morning. Flaws said the lawsuit will go forward after the family settles Daniel Martinez's estate.
Manuel Martinez, Daniel's father, said he was "amazed by all the friends and family, and complete strangers that have come up to us, offering us condolences." He said the family has plans to start a family foundation in his son's honor.
The Sons of Boston bar has already had its entertainment license suspended by the City of Boston. Another city department could also take away the bar's liquor license according to the Boston Globe.
WBZ NewsRadio reached out to Sons of Boston on Thursday afternoon — the bar has not yet responded.