Q: Someone was beat up, thrown down the stairs and choked while under water. They ended up in the hospital.
She signed herself out of the hospital and died the next morning. Will he be charged with her death?
A: That’s impossible to know with knowing what the cause of death was. That will require an autopsy at a minimum.
A: The question states that someone may have committed an assault crime, and implies that may have resulted in hospitalization. If true, that could lead to a felony assault charge. Most deaths are not caused by crime. But if there is evidence that a criminal act resulted in a death, a prosecutor could file a murder charge with the court against a suspect. A key piece of evidence would be proof of cause of death.
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