Scottsdale cab driver allegedly assaulted by customer dies

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A cab driver allegedly assaulted by a customer in the parking lot of a Scottsdale apartment complex has died.

Scottsdale police say 39-year-old Andrew Carnevale died Monday night.

They say Carnevale was injured Feb. 3 and had been in a hospice facility for more than week after he was moved from a Scottsdale hospital.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of Carnevale's death.

Court documents say Carnevale witnessed an argument between 36-year-old DB Starnes and Starnes' girlfriend and then got into a fight with Starnes.

Starnes remains in custody on $175,000 bond following his arrest on suspicion of aggravated assault in the incident that left Carnevale in a coma with severe head trauma.

Authorities say Starnes may face additional charges in the case after Carnevale's death.