- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A father and son have been charged with murder after police say the man they beat while riding a bicycle earlier this month died.

Wilmington Police said in a news release the charges against 43-year-old Leonard Pocknett Jr. and his 16-year-old son were upgraded after the bicyclist died Friday night.

A 911 caller told police that a SUV followed 58-year-old Gregory Gineman and another man as they rode their bicycles just before midnight May 10.

The caller says a man beat Gineman with his fists until he was unconscious and bleeding. The first police officer on the scene reported the victim wasn’t breathing.

Police haven’t said why the father and son beat Gineman, and the 911 caller said he didn’t know either.

It wasn’t known if the men had attorneys.

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