Man charged with manslaughter after one-punch victim dies in hospital six months after brutal attack

UPDATE at 1:30 PM on FRIDAY | AN alleged one-punch attacker has been charged with manslaughter after a man he knocked-out six months ago died from his injuries in hospital this week.

The 45-year-old victim had spent the last six months in hospital after being punched in the face outside Newcastle’s Queens Wharf Hotel in January.

The brutal blow caused the man to collapse and crack his head open on a slab of concrete.


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He was rushed to John Hunter Hospital where sadly he lost his fight for life and died on Wednesday.

A 44-year-old man accused of the attack had his initial charges upgraded to manslaughter yesterday.

The Woodberry man was remanded in custody last night and due to appear in Newcastle Local Court today.

FIRST at 4:03 PM on THURSDAY | A MAN who was punched to the ground outside a hotel in Newcastle has sadly lost his fight for life and died in hospital, six months after the brutal attack.

The 45-year-old was punched in the face outside the Queens Wharf Hotel on Sunday night, January 14.

The brutal blow caused the man to collapse and crack his head open on a slab of concrete.

He was rushed to the John Hunter Hospital for surgery but never recovered from his injuries.

It was announced on Thursday that the man had tragically passed away from his injuries.

A 43-year-man was charged over the attack and is expected to have his charge upgraded later today.

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