- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Prosecutors are still weighing whether to press murder charges in the death of a homeless man who died months after being brutally beaten by a group of people outside a Philadelphia gas station.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1jCsv4f ) prosecutors have said they could upgrade charges against the three adults and three women accused in the attack if 51-year-old Robert Barnes died. But a spokesman for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office says investigators are still reviewing the case.

Barnes died last week, seven months after the April attack outside a Sunoco gas station in the city’s Olney section left him in a coma.

Police say Barnes and a teenager were at the gas station pumping gas for spare change. The teen later accused Barnes of hitting him, prompting the attack.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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