Assault victim dies after month in coma
Andres Rodriguez from Warnsveld, Gelderland passed away from injuries sustained in an assault early in July, his stepfather said on Facebook over the weekend. The 26-year-old man was kept in a coma after being attacked while walking to a supermarket with a friend, the Telegraaf reports.
Rodriguez and his friend were walking in Warnsveld on July 8th, when a car suddenly stopped in front of them. Two men got out and started beating them. The friend managed to escape, but Rodriguez lost consciousness. He was taken to a hospital in Zwolle, where he was kept in a coma until he passed away. As far as is currently known, the attack was random.
A total of three people were arrested as suspects in this case. Two men, aged 25 and 36 from Zutphen, and a 26-year-old woman from Brummen. Only the 36-year-old man is still in custody. Investigators consider him the prime suspect.
An autopsy will be done on the young man's body to indisputably make clear whether he died as a result of the assault, according to De Stentor.
A silent march was held for Rodriguez in Warnsveld last month. Friends also launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy plane tickets for Rodriguez' grandmother and aunt to come to the Netherlands.