Berks County coroner: Homeless man died of beating injuries

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 3, 2014 5:11 AM
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(Reading) -- The death of a homeless man brutally beaten in a Berks County laundromat has been ruled a homicide.

Berks County coroner Dennis Hess says 49-year-old Robert Mohler died of a head injury he suffered during the assault, which was captured on surveillance video.

Mohler suffered head and internal injuries in the January 11th attack and was treated at a hospital and released. He was found dead approximately a week later.

Reading police said Mohler was sleeping in the back of the laundromat in the city with the owner's permission because it was cold outside.

People are seen on video entering the business and repeatedly kicking and punching Mohler, leaving and returning to attack him several more times.

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