- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana man arrested for allegedly beating his grandfather now faces a murder charge following the victim’s death.

Twenty-four-year-old Zachary M. Miller of Kokomo was charged with attempted murder following Monday’s beating of his 67-year-old grandfather.

But that charge was amended to murder and aggravated battery Wednesday, a day after the older man’s death at an Indianapolis hospital.

The Kokomo Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2jwIEZN ) Miller is being held in the Howard County Jail on a $500,000 bond ahead of a Friday court hearing.

Authorities say Miller told investigators he punched his grandfather, John Miller, until his arms got tired Monday. Court documents say he then cut his grandfather’s wrist before calling 911.

Police say Miller’s grandfather had suffered severe head trauma and two wrist lacerations.

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Information from: Kokomo Tribune, https://www.ktonline.com

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