Ohio man badly beaten in dispute for 75 cents dies

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Associated Press

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 7:03 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio man who was badly beaten at a homeless shelter in a dispute over 75 cents has died.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/14AMI2M) reports 53-year-old Joseph Meyers had been at a hospital since Saturday's attack in Toledo. Meyers was pronounced dead Wednesday evening.

Police say the man who beat Meyers was arrested at the scene and remains in a county jail facing felonious assault charges. They say they expect murder charges to be presented to a grand jury soon.

A judge has set a $100,000 cash-only bond for the man, whose attorney hasn't returned a request for comment made Thursday.

Police say both men stayed at the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission. The mission says its goal is to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the homeless and poor.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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