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Man charged with murder following fatal brass knuckles beating

A Harlingen man is facing murder charges after being accused of using
brass knuckles to fatally beat another man who spent two weeks in the
hospital before passing away.

Esequiel Martinez turned himself in to Harlingen police late Tuesday morning.

Harlingen police told Action 4 News that Martinez is accused in the death of Leroy Mena.

reported that Martinez used brass knuckles to beat Mena on the 1600
block of Sam Houston Street back on Saturday, February 22nd.

Mena spent two weeks in the hospital before passing away at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi on Saturday.

police had arrested Martinez on aggravated assault charge following the
beating but upgraded the charges to murder shortly after Mena's death.

Martinez appeared before a Harlingen Municipal Court judge where he was issued a $750,000 bond.

Source: KGBT

Man charged with murder following fatal brass knuckles beating

Thursday, March 6 2014, 10:48 AM EST

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