Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta Braves representative declined to answer questions about how a fan fell to his death from the upper deck of Turner Field or say whether the team will make any changes ahead of Tuesday night’s home game.

Braves spokeswoman Beth Marshall declined to comment pending the police investigation.

Ronald Lee Homer Jr., fell about 65 feet at Monday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, which had been delayed for nearly two hours by heavy rain, authorities said.

His mother, Connie Homer, said in an interview that he was “big hearted, just a great guy, very respectful.”

She said her son was a lifelong Braves fan who followed the team through losing seasons as well as winning ones.

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Associated Press Writer Charles Odum contributed to this report.

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