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Assault investigation on homeless man upgraded to homicide

Published: Sun 4 Aug 2013 10:40 AM
Assault investigation on homeless man upgraded to homicide
Auckland City Police have upgraded their Serious Assault investigation to Homicide, following the death yesterday (Saturday 3 August) of 42 year-old Edwin Linder, the homeless man who was admitted to Auckland Hospital on Wednesday 31st July with facial injuries.
A 17 year-old male was arrested on Friday 3rd August and charged with wounding Mr Linder in relation to the incident. He is due to reappear in the Auckland District Court on Monday 5th August.
Further charges are expected to be laid following a post mortem examination on Monday.
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