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Man Dies After Robbery, Assault In Georgia Restaurant

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) -- Police in suburban Atlanta say a man who was assaulted during a robbery in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant has died.

Gwinnett County police say 74-year-old Frederic Cooper died Tuesday of his injuries and 58-year-old Donald Thomas is now charged with murder.

Authorities have said Thomas followed Cooper into the bathroom of a McDonald's on Feb. 28 and tried grabbing Cooper's wallet. Police say Cooper turned around and was pushed to the floor. Investigators say Cooper fractured his back in the fall.

Police say surveillance video showed Thomas leaving the bathroom and hiding the man's wallet in his clothes.

According to jail records, Thomas is also charged with robbery, aggravated battery and a probation violation. Thomas is being held without bond. It's unclear if he has an attorney.


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