Bartender charged in baseball-bat slaying

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His attorney and friends did not want to comment after the court hearing. One man in the audience raised his arm in the air, but Espino did not appear to respond. He did not enter a plea. 

Flora Restaurant issued a statement saying, "Sunday's events are tragic and heartbreaking and will have a lasting effect on much of our staff and community. We send our deepest condolences to the victim's family, and to anyone else who was affected by this horrific tragedy. The world has far too much violence in it."

Restaurant officials said Espino was not on the clock at the time of the killing and is no longer employed by Flora.