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Charges upgraded over fatal assault

Charges laid against a man arrested over the brutal assault of a 50-year-old man, who later died in hospital from his injuries, have been upgraded, the Queensland Police Service announced today.

Police say that in the early hours of December 19, the Kuluin man was found with serious head injuries on Main Road in Maroochydore.

“Investigations indicated the man had allegedly been assaulted before falling backwards on a hard surface,” Queensland Police said.

He was transported to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where he passed away three days later.

“A 31-year-old Maroochydore man was initially charged with grievous bodily harm, possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils,” police said today.

“Today the man’s charge of grievous bodily harm was amended to unlawful striking causing death.

He was bailed to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on February 19.

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