Beating Victim Dies

A man who was severely beaten last night in South Bend died in a local hospital this morning. The victim is identified as 46 year old Robert Plump of South Bend. Police say he was found lying in the 600 block of West Marion Street at around 5:40 last night.

A witness described the suspect and helped direct police to a house where 22 year old Scott Wallace was arrested. Wallace is currently being held on a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutors office is reviewing the case and could file murder charges soon. Meanwhile, an autopsy on Robert Plump's body is scheduled for today to confirm the cause of death.

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