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Jan 2, 2014 12:00 PM

Teen Faces Possibility of Upgraded Charge as Fight Victim Dies

CORPUS CHRISTI - 19-year-old Ruben Ramirez now faces the possibility of a murder charge for the death of his grandfather following a fight over the weekend.

According to police, Roy Saldavar had been drinking when he showed up his grandson's home on Sam Rankin Sunday afternoon. The two men got into a fight where the older man hit the teen with a flashlight.

Police say the teen grabbed the flashlight away from the older man and hit him several times.

The 60-year-old was undergoing treatment at Spohn Memorial and died Wednesday.

His death is being handled as the 17th homicide of 2013. For now, Ruben Ramirez is charged with aggravated assault.

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