Charge up­graded to mur­der

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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