Ohio man beaten last year by 'bored' teens dies; autopsy could lead to new charges

An Ohio man who was badly beaten by six teens last year has died, and the attackers could face new charges if an autopsy shows his death was caused by the beating.

Pat Mahaney, 46, died Friday in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a spokeswoman told the Columbus Dispatch. Six teenagers — all 13 or 14 — injured Mahaney in August and told police they beat him because they were bored and wanted something to do.

A spokeswoman for the Hamilton County prosecutor’s office said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters has asked the coroner for an autopsy.

An autopsy has been completed but results will be unclear until further testing, which could take several weeks, a spokesman from the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office told early Monday. No additional information was available.

Three of the teenagers have pleaded guilty to felonious assault. A spokeswoman would not elaborate on whether Deters will seek additional charges against the teens. Spokeswoman Julie Wilson said the Hamilton County’s prosecutor’s office will describe its “next steps, if any,” after the coroner issues a report, the Dispatch reports.

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