Charge upgraded to murder
THE man accused of punching South Perth man Steven Richards, who later died in hospital, has had his charge upgraded to murder.
Arron Leigh Rebbeck allegedly punched Steven Richards in the head outside his South Perth flat near the intersection of Hurlingham Road and Mill Point Road on November 7.
Mr Richards was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and placed on life support but died four days later.
Mr Rebbeck was originally charged with causing grievous bodily harm but faced Perth Magistrates Court on the upgraded charged of murder last Wednesday.
He will next appear in court on November 28.