4 Aug 2013

Homeless man now dead after beating

11:32 am on 4 August 2013

A homeless man found beaten and unconscious on Mills Lane in central Auckland on Wednesday morning, has died.

Police have upgraded their investigation into the attack on Edwin Linder, 42, to a homicide inquiry.

A man, aged 17, is due to appear in Auckland District Court on Monday, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police say further charges are expected.

A post-mortem is also due to be carried out on Monday.