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Assault victim dies, murder charge laid

Twenty-four-year-old Randy Andrews has been charged in the Sept. 20, 2023 death of a 63-year-old man.
Police hold the scene at a Robertson Street home on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. (Ian Kaufman, TBnewswatch/FILE)

THUNDER BAY — A 24-year-old Thunder Bay man is facing a second-degree murder charge after an assault victim succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the victim was located at a residential address in the 200 block of Robertson Street at about 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, where he was found to having been recently seriously assaulted.

The victim, a 63-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, but did not survive.

Police initially charged Randy Andrews with aggravated assault and he was remanded into custody following a court appearance.

The charges were upgraded to second-degree murder following the death of the victim on Wednesday. The victim has not been identified by police.

It’s the fourth homicide in Thunder Bay in 2023.

Andrews remains in custody and was expected to appear in court to face the new charges on Thursday.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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