Teenager’s assault charge upgraded to murder, following death of man in Innisfail

July 14, 2023 8:29 am in by
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Charges against a 17-year-old Deeragun boy have been upgraded to murder, following the death of a 63-year-old man in Innisfail.

Police allege the 17-year-old boy seriously assaulted the man on a footpath between Charles Street and Kookaburra Street, in the afternoon on April 10.

When emergency crews arrived they found the 63-year-old unconscious, with serious head and facial injuries.

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He was transported to Innisfail Hospital with critical head and facial injuries, where he died on June 25.

The 17-year-old Deeragun boy was taken into custody charged with one count of grievous bodily harm, which has now been upgraded to murder.

He is set to face Innisfail Childrens Court at a later date.

Investigations are continuing.