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Homeless man dies at hospital after brutal attack

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A homeless man died from his injuries after he was brutally attacked while he was sleeping downtown.

The 61-year-old was beaten in the head on North Pinckney Street early Tuesday morning. Officers arrested another homeless man, Justin T. Brooks, 31.

The older man was taken to UW Hospital and was listed in critical condition for nearly two days. Police say he died Wednesday night around 10:15 p.m.

Brooks is facing one count of Attempted Homicide. Those charges may change now that the victim has died.

The victim's name has not been released yet. Community members held a vigil to pray for him Wednesday evening.
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