MURDER: New charges after alleged assault victim dies
The charges against Hamid Hussein have been upgraded to murder after the alleged assault victim died in hospital days after the incident.
A 32-year-old man sustained critical injuries as a result of an alleged assault at a Mackay St, Lakes Creek homes on Thursday January 28, shortly before 10pm.
He later died at Rockhampton Hospital from severe head injuries on the following Saturday.
Police previously stated they would not be upgrading the charges until an autopsy had been completed on the alleged victim.
On January 29, Lakes Creek man Hamid Hussein, 35, was charged with one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
He appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on January 29.
Police have now confirmed a 35-year-old Lakes Creek man was charged with one count of murder on February 5.
It will be alleged one of the men used a wooden chair handle to hit the other man in the head causing significant injuries.
He will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on May 5.
A number of people involved in the alleged incident are non-English speaking and police and the courts have been working with interpreters.